X-Rays, Pictures and Exams:
X-rays are taken to see inside the teeth to determine if there is decay and how deep they are in reference to the tooth. Also to detect impacted teeth inside the jaw.
Pictures are taken to reference the colors and shapes of teeth and gums. Pictures also show the teeth in reference to the face.
Exam is an examination of the patient’s teeth to detect decay/fracture, mouth and gums to detect pathology and gum disease, intra-oral cancer and head & neck cancer. From the exam and diagnosis, a Treatment Plan is created.