Comprehensive Oral Examination


Complete Oral Examination

The first step in the complete dental care involves a comprehensive oral examination which may includes:

•A thorough medical and dental history review

•A comprehensive dental exam which includes:

  1. A thorough check for cavities

  2. Complete check of gum and supporting tissues of teeth

•Check for fractured teeth that may not be symptomatic which can lead to loss of a tooth.

•Check for improperly aligned teeth that may cause the fracture and loss of a tooth.

  1. Check for fractured or leaking fillings and crowns which may cause secondary dental decay underneath the filling

  2. Jaw Joint (TMJ) Examination, evidence of clenching, grinding.

  3. Check for proper chewing and swallowing function 

  4. Check of the current removable prosthesis

  5. Oral cancer screening

A comprehensive periodontal (gum) examination which includes:

•Gentle measurement of the depth of the gum collar around the teeth to determine the periodontal health

•Check for mobile teeth

•Check for receding gums

•Check for blood and pus

•Check for gum abscesses and other infections

•Check for areas of food impaction

A comprehensive x-ray examination of all teeth and supporting structures of the jaws (If you have had recent x-rays performed, it may be necessary to only take a few cavity detection x-rays.) With the aid of these x-rays we will be able to determine:


•Abscesses or other infections

•Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease)

•Tumors and other pathologic growths and conditions

•Other bony abnormalities

Impressions (molds) of your teeth to determine:

•Proper and/or improper alignment of the teeth and jaws

•Premature contacts on teeth that can cause fractured teeth or headaches

•Proper relationship of your teeth to the rest of your head

•Excessive wear patterns on teeth

A follow up no charge consultation (if needed) where we:

• Explain our detail findings

  1. Present a treatment plan

  2. Develop a financial plan that is comfortable for you

We listen to you, and to what you have to say. We want to know what your treatment goals are, what types of dental experiences that you have had in the past and how we can make your experience with us the best dental experience that you and your family have ever had.

Download and complete the New Patient Chart prior to your first appointment.