The Dental Examination
At Luka Dental Care, our dentistry team is dedicated to providing a strong foundation for great oral hygiene. Dr. Luka, and our professional staff are committed to ensuring our patients receive thorough care during their routine dental examinations and hygiene appointments.
A comprehensive dental exam and cleaning are recommended regularly for children and adults. During your initial dental examination at Luka Dental Care, our staff will take full mouth X-rays to ensure the health of your gums, teeth, and jaw. X-rays will not be required at every visit, and the dentist will discuss whether new X-rays will be required.
During a routine check-up, patients receive a thorough examination of their teeth, gums, tongue, jaw, and neck. Dr. Luka,or one of our experienced dental hygienists will examine each tooth for cavities, plaque, or damage using a small pick instrument and mirror. An examination of your gums will detect if any gum disease is present or needs treatment. Your head, neck and jaw are examined to diagnose any possible issues with glands or joints, such as TMJ disorder. If necessary, the dentist may recommend additional X-rays, an oral cancer screening, or a further periodontal inspection.