.Dr. Wermuth’s comprehensive exam takes necessary records to provide a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan. This examination will include:
Oral Cancer Screening
If you are a tobacco or smokeless tobacco user, you are at a greater risk of developing oral cancer. More than 100,000 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 provide oral cancer screenings at each preventive care appointment.
Dr. Wermuth takes the health of your gums and bone tissue very seriously, and strives to ensure that gum disease is detected in its early stages. This is critical because periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States, and bone loss is a significant issue in determining the outcome of cosmetic treatment.
The forces of your bite can sometimes affect the position of your jaw and teeth. Minor polishing of the enamel surfaces or smoothing of your fillings 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.
During this visual examination Dr. Wermuth locates areas of decay on chewing surfaces and between teeth. Dr. Wermuth uses a clinical exam and X-ray findings to determine the most conservative treatment plan for your oral needs.