Gregory C. Turk - Dentist Woodland Hills

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Dental Examination

A comprehensive dental examination will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit. A regular dental examination will also be performed each visit after your professional dental cleaning. Your examination includes:

  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
  • Oral cancer screening to check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums.
  • Gum disease evaluation to check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of all tooth surfaces to check for decay with special dental instruments.
  • Examination of existing restorations including current fillings, crowns, and other dental appliances.
  • Examination of the alignment and position of teeth to determine if orthodontia is necessary.
  • Evaluation of the airway as it relates to sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.

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