Comprehensive exam including risk assessment (how cavity prone are you?), oral cancer screening (checking the back of the throat, sides of the tongue, under the tongue, and glands), restorative screening (how are your existing restorations? Any new areas of decay?), occlusal screening (how do your teeth come together and “match up?”), and periodontal screening (Do you have periodontal disease? Gingivitis?)
Digital radiographs are used to detect cavities in between the teeth. We can also see the tips of the roots on a different type of digital x-ray.
Dental Cleanings – Patients with healthy teeth and gums will receive a dental cleaning. If periodontal disease is present, the hygienist will discuss if further treatment is necessary.