Initial Oral Examination/Hygiene Appointments
Your initial oral examination and hygiene appointment is our chance to get to know you and your teeth. At Plage Dentistry, we treat all of our patients like the unique individuals they are, and understanding you, and your oral health needs, is part of our process and the key to our success. During your initial appointment, we’ll be taking a look at your current oral health, your history, and a few other things. Typically, this includes a visual examination, an oral hygiene cleaning, charting, and periodontal probing. These are all steps that help us gain an understanding of your current needs and how best to improve and maintain your oral health.
We will also take x-rays, which includes 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. With these images and our exam complete, we can start to make suggestions about how we can help keep your teeth and gums healthy, diagnose any existing issues, and make recommendations for treatment.