During your first appointment at our office, Dr. Casper-Klock and the team will perform a complete oral examination, including a visual inspection, periodontal evaluation and diagnosis. As part of the visual inspection, she will closely examine your teeth, their supporting structures and the oral anatomy. She may also use digital X-rays to diagnose tooth decay, bone loss and other dental problems. Our team may also perform an oral cancer screening, which helps us detect any abnormalities in the oral tissues. This exam is important so that any emerging problematic issues can be detected early, when the conditions are easier to treat.
Dr. Casper-Klock will also perform a periodontal probing and examination during your initial exam. This allows her to evaluate the health of your gums and diagnose any present gum disease (periodontal disease). In addition, she will analyze your bite (occlusion) to identify any problems.
After your examination is complete, the dentist will review our findings with you so you can better understand the current state of your oral health. Dr. Casper-Klock will then recommend the treatments needed to correct any conditions or problems she has detected. Our team will explain your treatment options so you can make an educated decision about your care. We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have about your oral health or about your treatment options; we want you to feel confident and comfortable with your oral health care.
We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about your initial oral examination and schedule an appointment with our friendly team.