Services We Provide
Initial Comprehensive Exam-
The foundation of our practice is the initial, new patient comprehensive exam. This is a co-discovery examination and learning process where we learn about your oral health together. This involves discussing previous experiences, full mouth and panoramic radiographs, photography, bite evaluation and recording, charting of existing restorations, gum recordings around each tooth, tooth by tooth evaluation for mobility, decay, fractures, wear, etc., intraoral pictures, upper and lower impressions, jaw joint and jaw muscle exam, and a general cleaning if appropriate. There will be a second appointment to meet and discuss all findings, answer any questions, and together come up with a plan to reach and or maintain stable oral health, including comfort, function, and esthetics.
One of the most important functions we provide is to use our instruments as a supplement to your brushing and flossing; to help deal with the effects of bacteria on your teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing only do so much. We appreciate the need for a gentle hand and have multiple ways of making each of your cleanings comfortable. Our focus in on prevention, with the idea that the less work needed, the better. Fluoride treatments in our office can also be an important part of fighting decay.