Initial Exam

Initial Exam

We give thorough, comprehensive clinical examinations to every new patient at Burns Family Dentistry. This evaluation inspects gums, bone and teeth through our state of the art digital radiographs and intraoral cameras. The dentists at Burns Family Dentistry do full oral cancer screenings during this initial exam. After your examination, we reserve up to 60 minutes to conduct a consult, during which you may or may not have a dental cleaning, solely depending on how long it had been since your last scheduled dentist appointment. During this appointment, any of your treatment needs will be explained and addressed with a treatment plan. We are passionate about providing dedicated service to our patients and we take pride in providing the finest advice and course of treatment.

What is an Oral Cancer Exam?

An oral cancer examination is when our dentists check for signs of oral cancer. Our PhD accredited dentists are well aware of how to identify early signs of cancer. This procedure is conducted before each cleaning for every patient of Burns Family Dentistry. This simple procedure is done through a visual inspection of the gums and throat, as well as an external massage to feel for signs that may not be visible to the human eye. We keep extensive records of every visit you make to Burns Family Dentistry so that you and your healthcare provider have the information that you need at hand.

Digital X-Rays

We have state of the art Digital X-Rays at Burns Family Dentistry that give us the ability to provide you with the highest quality of care. Through these machines, we can enhance X-ray images and upload them to our secure network to upload to your patient record. Our digital X-ray machines help us detect disease and identify its current state. With high quality images, we can better educate our patients by providing them with compelling visuals.

Intraoral Cameras

Intraoral cameras are small digital cameras that look like a pen. These devices connect to our computer monitors so our patients can see exactly what our dentists see as they inspect your mouth. This is especially crucial in patients gaining an understanding of teeth conditions, as it can diagnose fractures or cavities while helping us track any concerns to determine if the area is remaining the same or progressively worsening. The Intraoral cameras allow the professionals at Burns Family Dentistry to give you accurate, real-time results and the ability to have any of your questions answered at your appointment. By educating our patients during these visits we have found this leads to more of them coming back with clean teeth and healthy mouths.