The oral examination during a routine dental checkup involves examination of the gums and detection of signs of gum disease development, checking for the presence of any loose teeth, examination of the tongue, checking a patient’s bite, looking for signs of tooth decay. Additionally, the procedure also evaluates dental restorations, dental fillings, and examines the condition of the gums covering the teeth.
Dental X-rays are an integral part of routine examinations and shed light on the issues that may not be visible to the naked eye. X-ray imaging diagnoses issues such as impacted teeth unable to push through the gum line, internal damage to the jawbone, cysts, swelling, tumors, and tooth decay. The detection of these symptoms is essential for the quick diagnosis of severe diseases which do not show any visible symptoms and can progress quickly.