Comprehensive Dental Exam

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Comprehensive Dental Exam at Loveland Family DentistryA comprehensive exam lays the foundation for excellent dental care. Here you will experience the easy, gentle way to painless dental health.We recommend a “comprehensive dental exam” for all patients that are new to a practice and for “established” patients, those who are already in the practice, every three years.

The mouth is really a window into the body. Medical conditions may be discovered by a comprehensive dental exam before symptoms show up elsewhere in the body. By doing a comprehensive exam, we can together devise a strategy for long-term health and comfort.

Cavities are one of the few diseases that can be totally prevented with good oral health care.

The comprehensive dental exam includes:

  • Prescriptions

  • Extensive medical and dental history

  • Review of any medications patient is taking

  • Blood pressure for all adult patients

  • Cancer screen for oral cancer involving:

    • Visual and digital examination of lymph nodes in front of the ears; behind the ears; jaw area; beneath the chin; and neck area looking for pain, tenderness, and flexibility of the nodes.
    • Visual and digital examination of the lips (inside and out); inside the mouth including: hard and soft palate, behind the molars, floor of the mouth, lips, borders, frenum, surfaces of the checks, tongue size, color, shape and position.
  • Full Periodontal Exam and Charting

  • Limited occlusal examination (a bit screening)

  • TMJ screening