£75 New Patient Exam (oral health assessment)
What's included your new patient dental exam:
- A Dental Evaluation – This is where we look over your teeth to evaluate the health of your teeth, including any previous restorative dental work you've had, such as fillings, crowns, bridges, or dental implants. We will also examine each of your teeth for any signs of tooth decay, checking the surface of every tooth.
- Review Your Health History – A review of your health history, concerns, diet and medications.
- A review of your dental history.
- A full mouth set of digital X-rays – These x-rays will help us detect whether you have any tooth decay, bone loss, cavities, as well as numerous other dental issues.
- Screening for Oral Cancer – We will check for any signs of oral cancer in your mouth, neck, lips, tongue, throat and gums. This examination is quick, thorough and painless.
- Screening for Gum Disease – We will evaluate the health of your gums and look for any signs of periodontal diseases, disease of the gums. This exam includes using a tiny measuring stick (periodontal probe) to measure and chart your pocket depths. We will also look for any signs of gum recession and other signs of periodontal disease.
- Intraoral and Extraoral Photos – Lights, camera, pictures! We also take photos of the inside of your mouth, as well as your facial features, like when you smile. Intraoral photos help us examine areas of your mouth and teeth that are otherwise difficult to visualize, like detecting cavities or cracks that an x-ray can't often reveal. Extraoral photos are great to see your before and after pictures should you chose to have various dental procedures, like Invisalign, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening and other cosmetic dental services.
- An Occlusal Exam – Occlusion refers to the contact between your teeth when you bring your jaws together. This examination will check how well your teeth fit together by examining your bite and jaw.
- Your Dental Goals and Expectations – A discussion of any of your dental concerns, as well as your long-term dental goals.