Ask Dr. Dave DDS Blog
A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by Dr. Dave and his staff at your initial dental visit and at each subsequent visit. Regular exams are important to your dental as well as your overall health. Certain diseases may start or be seen first in the mouth. Dental exams are a part of early detection.
- Examination of diagnostic digital x-rays
Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
- Oral cancer screening
Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
- Gum disease evaluation
Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
- Examination of tooth decay
All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
- Examination of existing restorations
Check current fillings, crowns, etc.