What is an initial examination?

During your first visit to Scott M. Healey Dentistry, our skilled dentist and dental team will conduct an initial examination. Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, oral cancer screening, periodontal probing, and gum disease evaluation, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. The purpose of the initial examination is to assess the current state of your oral health and function.

Once the initial oral examination has been completed, Dr. Scott Healey will be able to recommend any needed dental treatments. We are dedicated to treating any existing dental problems and conditions as soon as possible in order to prevent further dental damage and pain. If dental diseases and conditions are allowed to progress untreated, they may lead to several serious consequences, including the loss of teeth and bone, as well as contribute to severe health conditions.

What is a complete dental exam?

ExamsWhen you visit us for your routine dental checkup and cleaning, Dr. Scott Healey will perform a complete dental examination. A complete examination of all the teeth, gums and tissues is necessary to diagnose disease in the mouth and jaw. Filling and restoring decayed, broken and infected teeth are important ways to maintain your dental health. The complete dental examination includes the following:

  • A thorough visual examination of your teeth, gums, and tissues
  • An oral cancer screening
  • A periodontal probing and (gum) disease evaluation
  • An evaluation of the jaw and jaw joint
  • Diagnosis of any dental problems
  • Recommendation for any needed dental treatments

Do I need an exam?

Complete dental examinations are essential for detecting and diagnosing dental problems such as tooth decay, periodontal disease, oral cancer and more. We encourage you to visit us every six months for a complete dental exam in Lindon, Utah. Regular visits to our dental office ensure that Dr. Scott Healey can identify and treat dental problems as soon as possible. We welcome you to call or visit our dental office today to learn more about complete dental examinations and to schedule your next appointment.