New Patient Experience

Our initial examination is a process in which we take necessary records to provide a thorough diagnosis, prognosis, and a treatment plan. This examination will include:

  • Caries Examination – This examination is performed to find teeth that have decay and are in need of restoration (fillings).
  • Periodontal Examination – Using diagnostic probing we examine your pocket depth between each tooth. Pocket depth is the length between the top of the gum and where the gum attaches to the tooth. If your pocket depth is too deep, you may be the victim of gingivitis and periodontal disease
  • Occlusal Examination – The forces of your bite can sometimes affect the positioning of the jaw and teeth. Minor adjustments of the enamel surfaces or fillings of the teeth can help redistribute and redirect the biting forces
  • Tempero-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Examination – TMJ Dysfunction is a condition that affects thousands of people. Frequent indicators of TMJ include popping and clicking of the jaw, limited jaw function, pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back, and pain and pressure in the face and ears. We provide conservative therapies that can eradicate this painful, frustrating problem.
  • Screening for Oral Diseases – We provide oral disease screenings during all preventative care appointments.