Complete Oral Exams

We perform a complete & thorough oral exam during your initial visit. During subsequent checkup visits, Dr. Sowles & the hygienist will also include the following:

• Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts & bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth & root positions.

• Oral cancer screening: We examine your face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues & gums for any signs of oral cancer.

• Gum disease evaluation: We check the gums & bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.

• Examination of tooth decay: We use special dental instruments to check all tooth surfaces for decay.

• Examination of existing restorations: We examine the condition of existing fillings, crowns, etc.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about oral exams or to schedule an oral health consultation.