When you come to our dental office for the first time, our dentist and team will begin with an initial oral exam. This helps us have a better understanding of your dental history and what may be required to help keep your teeth healthy.
As part of this process, our dentist will perform a visual examination of your teeth to check their structure and the oral anatomy of your jaw. These exams usually include digital X-rays, which help us see the bone structure of your teeth beneath your gumline and are a perfectly safe and routine procedure. This process is important to view any dental decay that may have accumulated over time or diagnose more serious conditions like gum disease. Our dentist may also probe your mouth with dental tools to evaluate your gums and bite to help identify any other dental problems.
After your oral examination is complete, our dentist will discuss your overall dental health with you and any potential conditions that were found during the exam. By outlining the results and suggesting treatment, our dentist and team help you stay informed so you can make an educated decision when choosing the next step in your dental journey. We invite you to share any of your concerns with us and are more than happy to answer your questions to help you meet your dental goals.
Give our office a call today to learn more and schedule an appointment with us.