Comprehensive Cleaning Exam
• 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.
• Oral cancer screening:
Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
• Gum disease evaluation:
Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
• Examination of tooth decay:
All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
• Examination of existing restorations:
Check current fillings, crowns, etc.