Dental Examination

DentalExam.jpgA comprehensive dental exam is critical to your ongoing dental health and can only be performed by your dentist. At your initial dental appointment we ask that you arrive 15 minutes early and plan to spend 60 minutes in our office. Your first appointment will include a comprehensive oral examination as well as digital x-rays to help assess your oral health. Digital x-rays are safer in that they require only a fraction of the radiation compared to regular x-rays.

A dental exam can catch problems before you see or feel them. Identifying problems early makes them easier and less expensive to treat.

Your dentist will be looking for:

  • Tooth decay and damage.
  • Periodontal (gum) disease.
  • Signs of oral cancer.
  • Condition of previous dental work.
  • General condition of your face, mouth and jaw.