Comprehensive Diagnostic Services
A comprehensive exam is a thorough evaluation of your oral health and sets the foundation for future dental exams. Unlike routine dental checkups, the comprehensive exam is more in depth and therefore takes more time to complete. It involves your dentist conducting a full examination of your muscles, joints, bite, teeth, gums, and tissues. A comprehensive exam provides you and your dentist means to determine the wellbeing of each component and the system as a whole. By understanding all of the variables involved, you and your dentist can feel confident that any treatment is designed for the best function and longevity possible.
Achieving health and well-being is paramount. The separation between whole-body health and oral health exists no more.
During regular dental check-ups your mouth is screened for signs and symptoms of periodontal disease by recording measurements of the gum depths, as a marker of gum health. These depths, along with the presence and absence of bleeding determine the health of the gums.
Periodontal disease is a serious condition in which the underlying bone support is at risk. Periodontal disease is also a well-documented risk factor for conditions like diabetes, stroke, cancers, heart disease and early-term labor. It is essential to treat periodontal disease to arrest its progression.
Initial treatment of periodontists is completed through by the removal of disease-causing bacteria, as done with thorough scaling and root planning. If left untreated, periodontitis will lead to the loss of teeth, and other serious health conditions including heart disease.
Whitening is a permanent change to the teeth, though those changes can be reversed by things like coffee, tea, red wine, dark sodas and smoking.
There is maintenance regimen that follows teeth whitening. Depending on the shade of white you’re looking to achieve this could be a single 30-minute session once every 6 months or sooner.
There are different ways to whiten teeth, but dental professionals agree that the most effective way to achieve a white smile is through a combination of in-office and take-home whitening.
Recare visits are regularly-scheduled checkup appointments to help dentists have an ongoing knowledge of the status of their patients. These visits are vital to both practice and patient. The more often patients meet with their doctor, the better care their doctor can provide.