Examinations, X-rays and Digital Imaging
Initial Exam and Treatment Planning:First visit will be for clinical examination of your teeth, gums. Most of the time we take digital x-rays to assess caries, bone loss, infection and other problems that aren’t visible to the eye. After assessment of your oral health and digital X-rays, we will give you a printed treatment plan which has item numbers for the treatments, estimate of cost for each item number and the number of visits to finish the treatments.
Emergency Exam:An emergency dental exam focuses on the problem area (eg: pain, broken tooth, swelling). Most of the time we need to take digital x-ray of the problem area. The goal of an emergency dental exam is to address an acute issue, and to diagnose and recommend treatment to alleviate pain, swelling, or possible infection. Depending on the type of issue, you may need a filling, extraction , antibiotics or other treatments on the day of the exam.