Our Romeoville, Naperville, & Plainfield, IL Dental Services
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amont of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforseen pain or tooth breakage. If you or a family member is in need of emergency service which requires immediate attention, we can schedule same-day emergency appointments when the need arises. Read More...
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, oral cancer screening, charting of existing conditions, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take a full-mouth series of X-rays, which includes the panoramic X-ray which is a less detailed picture of the teeth, but shows us the jaw structure for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth. X-rays are required for the initial exam in order to do a complete and accurate examination.
If you have recent X-rays (less than 12 months old) from another provider, we can request that they release them to you, or email them directly to us. There may be a charge for those X-rays from that provider. Some offices still use traditional X-rays, which are very difficult to transfer into our system. We are a paperless office, so we may need to require a minimum amount of X-rays be taken for our digital system even if you bring in a hard copy of traditional X-rays. This is to ensure the dentist has all the tools he or she needs to make accurate diagnosis.