Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation

At the time of all new patient initial examinations as well as periodic periodontal examinations, we collect thorough medical and dental histories, obtain relevant imaging, complete an extraoral and intraoral cancer screening, evaluate the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and perform a comprehensive periodontal evaluation. On the basis of the information collected, a diagnosis can then be made and treatment (if needed) may be recommended.

If periodontal disease or instability are identified or the reason for an evaluation is to restore missing dentition, the goal of surgical as well as non-surgical therapy is to eliminate disease and restore the periodontium to a state of health. This includes focusing on comfort, function, and esthetics that can be maintained adequately by both the patient and dental professional.