The tooth-by-tooth exam will take a close look at the condition of each tooth individually and how it works in conjunction with all of your other teeth. We will chart our findings identifying decay/cavities, broken fillings, gum disease, or problems with bite. We will then explain and address everything once the exam is completed.
The Gum and Bone, or periodontal exam involves simple but very important measurements of your gums with a special measuring tool. This helps us identify any areas of infection and/or bleeding. A healthy measurement (space btw your tooth and gum) is 3mm and anything above 3mm is an area of concern. Please remember, “Healthy gums don’t bleed’…even when being measured with our special dental tool. We customize your hygiene appointments as well as your intervals of return for treatment.
The way that your teeth fit together affects your teeth in many ways. Our dentists at IONA Dental Office will complete a TMJ and muscle examination in order to assess the range of opening, wear and other important factors of your bite.
The cosmetic exam will give you the opportunity to assess the colour, shape, and alignment of your teeth. We will address the aesthetics of your smile and learn what you would like to achieve with treatment. We will present to you the various treatment options available to you and discuss the benefits of each.
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