Dr. Lee Simon and his dental staff can provide comprehensive dental exams for you and your whole family to determine the next best steps to take for personal dental care and a lifetime of healthy smiles.
If it has been a while since your last dental exam, or maybe this is going to be your first, you can trust that the dental staff and Dr. Lee Simon will make you feel comfortable. You’ll feel confident knowing the full dental evaluation is the first step in making a dental care plan that will work for you.
The initial dental examination, which is the same for pediatric and adult patients, includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and dental treatment recommendations such as a continued care regime and restorative procedures.
Dental X-Rays are also taken, which include the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
You should schedule one as your first visit with a new dentist or as a routine check-up with your existing dental care provider. The primary purpose of this appointment is to check your teeth for damage, decay, and other underlying dental health issues. This would be an ideal appointment if you were seeking a second opinion on an issue or procedure.
On average, an appointment should take just under an hour to complete. This includes visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and x-rays. You may also get a quick cleaning or scraping in, but if more thorough work must be done, another appointment will be scheduled.
Not typically, especially if the emergency requires immediate action, like in the case of a tooth getting knocked out. In emergency cases, we quickly assess the situation and take the safest and most secure route of action. If there needs to be multiple phases of the treatment, then more appointments may be required.
Yes, we can! X-rays show the health and density of all teeth, including wisdom teeth which have not yet erupted. Just be sure to request that you would like to have them looked at before your appointment.