Initial Exams

consultYour comprehensive exam will last approximately 90 minutes. Initially, you will be invited to discuss with Dr. Cohen your personal desires and any current problems regarding esthetics and function. After your consultation, our doctors will proceed with the following steps:

  • X-rays to check for decay
  • TMJ exam
  • Oral Cancer Exam
  • Digital photos to evaluate smile, teeth and gums
  • Check all restorations for breakage, decay and cracks
  • Periodontal Exam to check gums, mobile teeth and bone loss
  • Check evenness of your bite to make sure teeth are hitting properly and evenly
  • Intraoral photos of existing fillings and decay

Following the exam, Dr. Cohen will review and explain his findings. You will then have the opportunity to discuss treatment options that best fits your lifestyle and budget.