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Dental Exam

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by the hygienist at your initial dental visit.:

  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.  X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.

  • Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.

  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer. We chose the Velscope System to perform oral cancer screening for our patient.

  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.

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