Diagnostic Services
Oral, Head and Neck Exam

Oral, Head and Neck Exam

A comprehensive health history and physical examination will be performed at your initial visit and updated periodoically. In addition to focusing on your "area(s) of interest", we conduct a thorough examination to be sure nothing is overlooked.

  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays: Essential for detection of dental disease, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. 
  • Oral cancer screening: Examination of the face, neck and entire oral cavity for any signs of oral cancer or pre-cancer.
  • Oral soft tissues: examining all surfaces of your mouth is essential to detect any changes that could represent unknown oral or general illness
  • Cranial neurological examination: based on your concerns or general examination findings, conduct a thorough examination of cranial nerve function.
  • Salivary Glands: assessment of salivary gland size and function
  • TMJ and Muscles: examination of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), facial and neck muscles
  • Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of dental decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.

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