The examination identifies tooth decay, potential fractures and existing conditions, evaluates thoroughly the health of the gums and other oral tissues. The patient's bite and oral hygiene are also assessed. Dr. Bobadilla will need x-rays for further and accurate diagnosis then recommends the best treatment options.
Periodontal exam we pay particular attention to the health of the gum tissues. Gum (periodontal) disease is the most common dental problem we see, and may be a contributing factor to other health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. It is generally a painless disease until its later stages so many patients don't know they have it until permanent damage has occurred. Your gums will be thoroughly examined at each cleaning and comprehensive exam appointment.
For our patients with greater needs, we sit down together to discuss treatment options, costs and expectations before treatment begin. This approach allows you understand our recommendations completely, make comfortable financial arrangements and have input into your treatment planning.
A periodic exam is for a patient of record meaning is part of the practice and does his hygiene and dental care on regular basis, this exam should come our practice periodically two to three times a year.
A limited focus exam is to examine a specific area where usually is pain or discomfort this usually is an emergency appointment.
A Consultation is to discuss the main concern of a procedure that may be extensive, surgical, cosmetic, invasive, long term or Dental Implants.
A Second Consultation if patient already discussed with another dentist or specialist the above procedures and seeks for second opinion may bring their own x-rays from the previous consultation.