Dental Check up/Exam

Usually the first contact with your dentist is a check up or exam. This is the most important appointment you have. It is a chance to get to know each other, for you to tell your dentist what your concerns may be or what you would like to change. It is our chance to listen to you and to better understand how we can help you.

An exam is a way for us to check how healthy your mouth is. At every exam we will look at:

  • Your teeth to check for decay or other problems
  • Your gums to check for signs of gum disease
  • Your jaw and joints for signs of problems
  • Your cheeks, tongue, palate, tonsils and other soft tissues to check for diseases such as cancer

We will sometimes take x-rays to check the areas we can′t see or feel properly.

Hopefully there won′t be any problems but if there are we will discuss the options for treating them together.

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