GENERAL ORAL AND DENTURE EXAM
Before any major denture procedure is completed, a General Oral and Denture Exam is required. Completing a thorough denture exam allows the denturist to have a clear understanding of what oral and existing denture conditions need to be considered when making the new denture. Completing an oral and denture examination leads to an increase of success for the denture patient.
The General Oral and Denture Exam is a comprehensive examination of the mouth, head, neck, and temporal mandibular joint (TMJ). It is broken into categories which include: Extraoral Findings, Intraoral Findings, Pathology, Existing Dentures and an Odontogram which records any findings found in the mouth. It will normally take around 15-20 minutes to complete this exam. At the completion of the exam our denture specialists will be able to provide you with details on whether a denture repair, denture reline or new dentures are required.
Individuals who wear dentures can experience rapid and unexpected changes in their mouth. In order to prevent potential problems that can occur in the future a General Oral and Denture Exam should be completed on an annual basis.
A specific oral and denture exam is required only in situations where a patient is experiencing new challenges in a specific area of their mouth that may require further attention and treatment. In most cases a specific exam is completed when a denture is loose or is causing soreness or discomfort. In most cases a denture reline or a denture adjustment is required at the end of a specific exam.
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