One of the best ways to safeguard your smile and guarantee the longevity of each and every tooth is by visiting us for a comprehensive exam twice a year. During your comprehensive dental exam, both your dental hygienist and dentist will examine your gums, teeth, jaw, and mouth to look for any signs of a problem or changes in those areas since your last visit. During this exam, your dentist might also use a special probe to measure the pockets in between your gums and teeth, an explorer tool to poke at your teeth and search for cavities, and a mouth mirror to get a better view of all the angles of your teeth.
Comprehensive exams are one of the best ways to catch any dental issues, such as a cavity, gum disease, or early signs of oral cancer, before they become a major health issue. If you do have any visible problems, we will recommend a certain treatment so that you can get treated as soon as possible. Pair comprehensive exams with dental cleanings, brushing and flossing twice daily, and a balanced diet to help achieve and maintain your healthiest smile.
Overall, your comprehensive exam will most likely include: