Comprehensive Examination

Our comprehensive West Lafayette dental cleaning and examination is a process in which Drs. Cameron and Beth take necessary records to provide a thorough diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plan. This examination will include:

Oral Cancer Screening

If you are a tobacco or smokeless tobacco user, you are in primary danger of developing oral cancer. More than 8,000 deaths were attributed to oral cancer in the past year. We are committed to the prevention of oral cancer through the early identification of pre-cancerous conditions, and to providing oral cancer screenings at each dental cleaning and examination.

Periodontal Examination

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in the United States. Our hygienist will examine your gum tissues to ensure that gum disease is detected in its early stages. Because bone loss is a significant consideration in determining the outcome of cosmetic treatment, we take the health of your gum and bone tissues very seriously.

Occlusal Examination

The forces of your bite can sometimes affect the positioning of your jaw and teeth. Through minor polishing of the enamel surfaces or smoothing fillings of the teeth, Drs. Cameron and Beth can help redistribute and redirect the biting forces. Adjustments to chewing surfaces can often eliminate headaches that occur as a result of irregular biting patterns.

Caries (Cavity) Examination

Dental decay is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. During this visual exam, Drs. Cameron and Beth locate areas of decay on chewing surfaces and between the teeth. The doctors use a clinical exam, and X-ray (radiographic), and laser diagnostic findings to determine the best treatment for you.