Your oral health is the main priority of Children & Adult Dentistry, and a comprehensive dental exam will allow us to make an extensive evaluation of your teeth, gums, throat, tongue, lips and jaws.
According to the American Dental Association, this type of exam is an in-depth evaluation of the patient’s intraoral, extra oral and soft tissues and they recommend it for all new patients, as well as every 3 years for established patients.
The ADA also recommends a periodic oral exam for all patients, to determine if there are any changes in their oral and health status from their last examination.
Comprehensive Exam Procedure
We will examine your tooth surfaces for any signs of decay or damage. We will also check your gums and the bone surrounding your teeth for possible signs of gum disease.
In addition, we will perform oral cancer screening by checking your neck, face, tongue, throat, lips, gums and soft tissues for any signs of abnormalities.
We will also take radiographic images of your teeth and root positions so we can have a more thorough look at your mouth structure and your oral health.
Other diagnostic procedures that will be performed during a comprehensive exam include: TMJ exam, Salivary Function Test, Esthetic Exam and Bite Analysis.
With a comprehensive dental exam, you’re assured that no stone is left unturned. We will find out everything there is to know concerning your oral health so that any issues can be addressed as soon as possible.
To schedule a comprehensive dental exam, please call our office at (239) 939-7070.