The Dental Exam
Your dental exam will include the following:
A digital x-ray: This is used to examine areas of the bones and teeth which are not visible to the human eye. Your dentist will detect if decay, tumors, cysts or bone loss is present. These conditions are unnoticed on the surface.
Complete evaluation of the gums: Your gums and tissues surrounding the teeth will be examined to determine if signs of periodontal disease, gingivitis and receding gums are present.
Examination of the teeth: Your dentist or dental hygienist will closely observe the teeth to determine if there is decay or damage present.
Screening for Oral Cancer: A complete examination of the head and neck will be conducted. This allows your dentist to look for signs of tissue change. Your dentist in Calgary will look at your face, neck, tissues and gums to detect symptoms of oral cancer.