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Comprehensive Dental Exams

A comprehensive dental examination involves the close inspection of the teeth and tissues of the mouth using physical assessment and other diagnostic aids. The examination identifies tooth decay and evaluates the health of the gums and other oral tissues. The patient's bite and oral hygiene are also assessed. The dentist then recommends the best treatment options.

A patient with no significant oral problems should see a dentist for an exam and cleaning at least twice each year.

We pay particular attention to the health of the gum tissues. Gum (periodontal) disease is the most common dental problem we see, and may be a contributing factor to other health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. It is generally a painless disease until its later stages, so many patients don't know they have it until permanent damage has occurred. Your gums will be thoroughly examined at each cleaning and comprehensive exam appointment.

For our patients with greater needs, we sit down together to discuss treatment options, costs and expectations before treatment begins. This approach allows you understand our recommendations completely, make comfortable financial arrangements and have input into your treatment planning.

Is it time for your check up?

Contact us today to schedule a comprehensive dental exam.