Dental exams are a crucial part of maintaining your oral health. At your initial dental visit, our Scarborough dentist will perform a complete dental exam, this is a thorough assessment that can do the following:
Examination of diagnostic X-rays (radiographs): Essential tool for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.
Oral Cancer Screening: The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early when there is a greater chance for a cure. We check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any early signs of cancer
Gum disease evaluation: Our Scarborough dentist or dental hygienist checks the gums and bones around the teeth for any signs and symptoms of periodontal disease.
Examination of tooth decay: All teeth and tooth surfaces will are inspected for decay using unique instruments and radiographs.
Examination of existing restorations: Composite resins, fillings, amalgams, Crowns, etc. Are evaluated to see the state of the restoration.
Examination of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ): The dental professional will be looking for altered opening and closing pathways, abnormal sounds, tenderness, and limitations upon opening.
Book an appointment at our Bellesmere Dental office today and get a full examination of your oral health.