A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by Dr. Lee at your initial dental visit. At your first visit Dr. Lee and the hygienist will include the following:
- Examination of digital x-rays. These are 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 existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.
During your cleaning appointments, our hygienist will remove plaque and tartar buildup, polish teeth to remove surface stains and have you do a quick rinse with fluoride to strength tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay. We will also conduct a periodontal screening to make sure there are no signs of gingivitis or periodontics. After your cleaning, Dr. Lee or his hygienist will provide you with personalized information on how to develop better oral hygiene skills and prevent cavities and periodontal disease.