Complete Oral Exam
at the D Dental Office in the West Island
We assess your oral and dental health in a comprehensive way to formulate a bespoke treatment plan that fits your needs and expectations.
Duration: 90 min or less
The Complete Oral Exam is crucial to your oral and dental health. It consists, in part, of the dentist looking inside your mouth for things that can affect your oral – and your overall – health.
The Complete Oral Exam can catch problems early before you see or feel them and when they are much easier and less expensive to treat.
Here are some of what your dentist and dental hygienist will be looking for during your Complete Oral Exam:
- Damaged, missing, or decayed teeth
- Early signs of cavities
- Condition of your gums, such as periodontal pockets, inflammation, or other signs of gum disease (which can lead to tooth loss and bone loss)
- Examination of previous dental work such as root canals, fillings and crowns
- Early signs of mouth or throat cancer, such as white lesions or blocked salivary glands
- Other suspicious growths or cysts
- Position of your teeth (e.g. spacing, bite)
- Signs that you clench or grind your teeth (a treatable problem that can cause headache or a sore jaw and can, if severe, lead to tooth loss)
- The overall health and function of your temporomandibular joint (which joins the jaw to the skull)
- The overall condition of the bones in your face, jaw and around your mouth
In addition to the visual inspection of your mouth, the Complete Oral Exam that we offer at D Dental Office in the West Island will also include:
- A complete medical history so the dentist will know about any health conditions that may affect the success of dental treatments or procedures and that may be associated with oral health problems
- An examination of your neck area, with the dentist feeling the glands and lymph nodes for possible signs of inflammation that could indicate general health problems.
- Dental x-rays, if necessary. These can show such problems as cavities under existing fillings, hairline fractures, impacted wisdom teeth, decay under your gum line and bone loss caused by gum disease.
- Recommendations for your oral hygiene home care
- A customized treatment plan for any dental work you require
A Complete Oral Exam should be performed by your dentist and dental hygienist every 3 to 5 years depending on your oral health.
And a recall exam is recommended every 3, 6, 9 or 12 months, depending on each individual’s needs.
Give us a call at (514) 900-3368