Comprehensive Oral Examination
Comprehensive oral examination plays an important role in the evolution of dental problems such as dental caries, gum disease, development of plaque and other oral conditions. The problems affecting the tooth or gums and the porous nature of teeth make them prone to decay and tooth loss. That's why the dentist recommends routine dental checkup for all individuals.
At Dr. Nilawar dental clinic, patients first appointment help the dentist to understand their current dental condition. So, oral prophylaxis or dental cleaning is the only part of the equation when it comes to our overall health. Also, the mouth is a window for the progression of many other illnesses that's because a comprehensive oral dental exam is recommended each time you visit a dental clinic which serves as a benchmark of your overall health.
What Do You Expect During Your Comprehensive Oral Examination?
As you visit the dentist, he will perform a visual examination as well as detailed dental examination with the help of X-rays and sometimes an intra-oral camera. This will help to identify:
- New dental cavities
- Defects in already placed crowns, dental filling, and bridgework
- Gum or bone reversal
- Abnormal bite because of bruxism or jaw joint dysfunction
- Examination of lymph nodes, salivary glands any abnormalities, pain, or flexibility
- Similar examination of your lips, gums, tongue and other internal mouth surfaces for any sign of illness
In addition to all these examinations your dentist will look for other illnesses which can be detected during oral evaluation:
- Blood disorder
- Blood pressure
- Heart problems
- Oral cancer
- Abnormalities associated with immune system
- Sinus problems etc
A comprehensive oral examination and evaluation is a valuable component of your preventative oral health maintenance plan. Also, your dentist is a great collaborator in keeping an eye out for an illness you might not even know you are suffering from.