In our Burlington dental office we offer a full range of services including cosmetic dentistry, crowns, bridges, veneers, Invisalign aligners (braces) and much more. At Lakefront Family Dental we love working with children. We believe in early education for kids, so our goal is to introduce them to proper oral health habits. Your child will be on the right track to have healthy teeth for the rest of their lives.
The first visit to our beautiful dental office in Burlington will give you time to get to know our dentist, Dr. Zemskova and will allow us time to obtain essential information, such as your medical and dental history, insurance information, etc. After the paperwork, a comprehensive exam will be done to assess your dental health.
New patient Comprehensive dental exam:
1) Full Mouth X-rays
A close-up view of each tooth allows our dentist to look for decay, tooth fractures and bone loss. Typically, FMX (full mouth x-rays) taken every 1-2 years gives the dentist a good baseline to compare future x-rays.
2) Panoramic X-rays
With this x-ray, our dentist can see a broad view of the jaw, TMJ (temporomandibular jaw joints), teeth, sinuses and nasal area. These X-rays also show problems such as impacted teeth, fractures, bone abnormalities, cysts, solid growths (tumours) and infections. It is usually taken every 3-5 years.
3) Oral Cancer Screening
Our dentist's goal when screening for oral cancer is to recognize it in the earliest stages. It is usually done every 1-2 years in coordination with intraoral x-rays.
4) Gum measurements (Periodontal probing)
Periodontal probing determines the presence of gum disease. A probe is a tiny ruler that is gently inserted into pockets around teeth. The deeper the pocket, the more severe the disease. In healthy gums, the pockets measure less than 3 millimeters. Periodontal measurements are usually done every 3-5 years for healthy gums, more often in the presence of gum disease.
5) Bite Observations
Our dentist will check for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome (TMJ joint sounds, TM Joint pain, jaw muscle pain, tooth wear and fractures).
6) Comprehensive intraoral EXAMINATION
Our dentist will check for any tooth decay, cracks/crack lines, fractures, erosions, failing restorations, missing teeth etc.
7) Appearance observation
Our dentist will check for teeth position and arrangement, teeth colour, gingival display. If a patient is interested, a comprehensive smile make-over consultation can be provided.
For your convenience you can download our registration form here. Please fill out both pages and bring it with you.
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