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At every preventive care appointment a complete oral exam is provided. The purpose of the exam is to detect problems early, before complications arise.

Health history combined with oral examinations are integral parts of our dental care for patients who are new to the practice as well as annually for our existing patients.  In addition to caries (cavities) and periodontal disease, annual screening may detect undiagnosed health problems.

A comprehensive dental exam lays the foundation for excellent dental care.

  • Your visit will begin with a full medical and dental history
  • Review of any medications you are taking
  • Blood pressure for designated patients
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Visual Examination
  • Digital X-Rays

Complete cavity check- tooth by tooth,  other areas noted are:

  • Wear of Teeth
  • Pain in jaw and jaw areas
  • Recording of Condition of teeth and mouth
  • Existing work done on teeth
  • Decay
  • Leakage
  • Position of teeth
  • Impactions
The mouth is truly a window into the body. Medical conditions can be discovered by a comprehensive dental exam before symptoms show up elsewhere in the body. Some examples are:

Diabetes, especially poorly controlled or undiagnosed diabetes

Systemic disorders, such as leukemia

Cardiovascular problems, gum and bone disease can raise your risk of heart disease

Oral cancer (Dr. Zelby recommends an oral cancer exam for all patients)