A dental exam includes a visual examination, a couple of bitewing x-rays, and clinical photos of your teeth.
A visual exam is done, to look for very obvious problems like color changes in your gums or dark areas on your teeth which could indicate incipient dental issues.
We do digital x-rays to confirm cavities or any other issues in your mouth. The x-ray will quickly identify problems that are not visible to the naked eye. Digital x-rays use a very low dose of radiation which is generally not harmful to a healthy person. However, if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, you should inform our dentist immediately. You should also tell our dentist if you are taking any medications.
Clinical Photos are taken to keep a record of your teeth. It helps us to compare the progress of your teeth during future recalls. Photos aid the dentist to explain any problems and recommend ways to handle the issues.
It concludes with a brief discussion with the dentist about your teeth and any of your concerns. A complete customised dental treatment plan based on priority and budget would be discussed in detail.