A complete oral exam, also known as comprehensive oral evaluation, is a thorough, diagnostic assessment of a patient’s oral and overall health. New patients who are visiting Newburyport Family Dental for the first time will need complete oral exams. This way, our dentist creates a baseline of your health. With this information, our dentist can recommend appropriate dental treatments where necessary.
Complete oral exams are essential to oral well-being. Please don’t wait until you develop problems to visit our dentist. Get checked today so you can have the peace of mind that everything is okay.
During your comprehensive oral evaluation, our dentist focuses on understanding your needs as far as your oral and overall health is concerned. As such, the dentist employs various examination techniques, including visual observation, physical inspection to check for lumps, for instance, as well as dental x-rays.
The main components of a complete oral exam include:
Our dentist will also ask about your medical history. Patients who have allergies and other noteworthy medical issues are encouraged to share this information with the dentist.
Complete oral exams are opportunities for our dentist to catch dental problems, if any, while they’re in their early stages. When detected early, most dental issues can be fixed using non-invasive procedures.
Even for teeth that seem fine to the naked eye, there may be an underlying problem brewing beneath the surface. Our friendly and compassionate dentist is trained to identify such problems even before the symptoms become apparent.
Comprehensive oral evaluations safeguard your overall well-being as well, as our dentist may detect signs that point to a health problem affecting a different part of your body.
Complete oral exams are required every year. In between these exams, our dentist will conduct recall exams. Recall exams are routinely performed every six to 12 months.
Contact Newburyport Family Dental to schedule your complete oral exam today.