Examination

Initial Examination

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit. At your consultation you will have the opportunity to discuss any dental concerns you may have or how you would like your teeth improved.

At Evercare Dental Group your dentist will give you a full oral assessment to help accurately plan which treatments would be best for the health of your mouth. During this examination the dentist will perform the following –

  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, veneers, etc.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • TMJ Evaluation: check the jaw joint for dysfunction
  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.

Upon completion of the examination a treatment plan with alternative options for you, including all the benefits and risks of each procedure will be provided. This will allow you to decide what is best for your long term dental health

Where necessary, patients are referred to a dental specialist for further investigation or treatment

Periodic Examination

It is recommended that you visit your dentist twice a year, although people who have severe gum disease or are medically compromised require more frequent dental visits.

Maintaining good oral hygiene involves brushing and flossing your teeth, using mouthwash and visiting your dentist for regular check ups. Your dentist not only examines your teeth for signs of decay or damage, they also looks for early signs of gum disease and oral cancer.

Your dentist will first ask if there have been any problems since your last dental check up and take a note of any new medication that you may be taking.

At your periodioc examination the dentist will perform all examination which was carried out at the intial consultation except the taking X-rays. Dental radiographs are taken every 2-3 years unless required sooner as in the case of a sore tooth, in which case a radiograph will be taken

If cavities are found or your dentist feels that your oral hygiene needs to be improved, they will create a treatment plan outlining the work to be