What is a comprehensive dental examination?

A comprehensive dental examination lays the foundation for exceptional dental care where a patient will experience the gentle and thorough means to optimal oral health. A comprehensive oral examination is defined as an extensive assessment and the recording of all intraoral, extra oral and soft tissues. A comprehensive oral examination gives us baseline measurements that become permanently recorded as the starting point to either return your mouth to optimal health or make sure your oral environment remains in optimal health. From this data a comprehensive treatment plan can be formulated.

Who is the right candidate for this examination?

The mouth is the window into the human body. This exam is also intended to catch any medical disorders that can be discovered through our comprehensive dental examination.This initial exam can help us catch symptoms of other underlying health conditions before they turn up elsewhere in the body.

Some medical disorders we can see through this examination include:

  • Diabetes, particularly with inadequately controlled or undetected diabetes
  • Leukemia
  • High blood pressure.
  • Cardiovascular setbacks, gum and bone illness can raise the hazard of heart disease
  • Oral cancer
  • Sinus problems
  • Immune irregularities

By undergoing a comprehensive exam, a dentist can formulate a plan for long-tenured health and comfort.

Why you should have this exam?

Good oral hygiene can result in good overall health! If your gums bleed while flossing or brushing, or you are experiencing constant bad breath (halitosis), we can help you. Frequently, we offer this comprehensive examination paired with a dental cleaning.  We will then completely explain our findings and review different treatment options. You will always be completely involved in the process so that you can make an informed decision regarding the treatment option that is best for you.  Whether you require general dental care, implants, extractions, root canals, crowns, bridges, implant crowns,  implant dentures, hybrid implant dentures,  or regular dentures, we can help.

Services offered by dentists

We know that visiting a dentist may not be your first option for how to spend your time. This is why we do all we can to make your visit comfortable and convenient through our professional dentistry services, such as:

  • Regular and Implant Dentures
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Implants
  • Oral surgery
  • Comprehensive dental care
  • Tooth colored fillings
  • Crowns
  • Implant and Tooth Bridges
  • Root canals
  • All on 4 hybrid implant dentures
  • Implants and Implant crowns

What to anticipate from a comprehensive dental examination

In nearly all cases, a dentist and dental hygienist will perform your comprehensive dental checkup that usually involves:

Teeth Cleaing and polishing: A dental hygienist may employ an ultrasonic dental instrument or a special tool to scale and eliminate tartar from your teeth. Then, they will polish the teeth, with a rotary brush or rubber cup, to eliminate any residual marks or plaque.

Oral Review: Both the dentist and the dental hygienist will check your teeth, mouth and gums, to look for changes or indications of any oral concerns that need to be evaluated, such as a cavity or gum infection or early symptoms of oral cancer.

X-rays: During your dental trips, the dentist may decide to get X-rays to detect decay, gum infection, tooth abscess or other dental problems in your teeth and gums.

During a complete dental inspection, the dentist will:

  • Thoroughly inspect your head, mouth and neck
  • Discuss your medical history with you
  • Take X-rays, when no recent ones are available.

As your oral health is directly associated with your general health, it is vital to inform your dentist about any problems or concerns you are experiencing.

Whether you are an adult or an adolescent, you are not resistant to dental problems. Besides maintaining an optimal home oral hygiene routine, the best thing you can do is to schedule regular dental checkups and specialized cleanings. We also offer a range of cosmetic options which includes whitening or fixing of stained, broken, chipped teeth or fillings.