A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit. At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist can include the following:
• 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
• Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental
• Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc