Comprehensive exam: aesthetics, function, structure, biology, treatment planning (apx 90-120 min.)
We check 4 different areas: aesthetic (appearance, beauty), functional (jaw, joints, facial muscles and teeth), structural (teeth health) and biological (gums, infections, oral-systemic connections). Our first examination includes assesment of digital X-Rays, digital photos (to co-diagnose your teeth with the doctor), a detailed treatment plan and a written report of the findings. Dr. Johanna Malita will check your occlusion (how your upper and lower teeth come together), will look for evidence of tooth grinding or problems with the temporomandibular joint (which connects the lower jaw to the skull). She will also examine your neck, lymph glands, palate, and the soft tissues of your mouth (cheeks, tongue, lips, and floor of the mouth) for signs of infection or oral cancer. You will have sufficient time to discuss with the doctor different treatment options.