ORAL DENTAL HYGIENE ASSESSMENT
A comprehensive extra and intra oral evaluation, periodontal assessment and oral cancer screening is our starting point. We document, evaluate and inform you of your periodontal health. This includes taking your medical history, charting the conditions of the oral cavity, giving you instruction in preventative oral care and nutritional instruction. This enables us to set goals and personalize your treatment.
An extra oral exam starts with looking at the soft tissues of the head and neck. The jaws and neck will be palpated to check for any lumps or bumps.
An intra oral examination includes checking the teeth, the soft tissues of the mouth, throat, tongue (top, sides and under the tongue) and the gums. The lips, cheeks, hard and soft palate are also visually assessed.