Clinical Exams

Comprehensive Oral Evaluations

As a comprehensive dental office, it is our goal for you to maintain a healthy mouth! To accomplish this goal, it is necessary for our experienced dental team to perform thorough examinations of your teeth, gums and mouth. Our thorough evaluations include an Oral Cancer Exam, a periodontal evaluation and an assessment to check for tooth decay. The evaluation is paired with a full mouth series of digital dental x-rays to diagnose bone loss and decay.

Emergency Oral Examinations

Dental emergencies can occur at any place and at any time. Any number of incidents can cause a dental emergency. Whether you’ve experienced a loosened, re-positioned, chipped or knocked out tooth, a visit to the dentist is essential. Depending on the injury itself, 30 minutes could be the difference between being able to save the tooth or not.

Gum/Periodontal Charting

Gum/Periodontal charting is a tool that dentists use keep track of the health of gums and determine if a patient is suffering from gum disease. At Central Dentist, we use advanced computerized technologies to measure the height of your gums and we chart them on a graph. Using the results, we are able to determine how healthy a patient’s gums are and we’ll be able to recommend how to approach any existing gum problems.

At Home Sleep Apnea Study

Central Dentist is excited to offer the convenience of an at home sleep apnea test. A diagnosis will allow us to determine if we are able to treat your sleep apnea in-office with oral appliance therapy, or if you need to be referred to a specialist. This is an excellent alternative to the common overnight sleep lab studies.

How does it work? It’s simple really! You will borrow the at home sleep device from our office, wear the device for 1 to 3 nights and then bring it back to our office. Through our Bluetooth technology, we are able to coordinate with experienced physicians to evaluate the data from your device and send a report to our office (and to you) with your diagnosis. We can then help create a custom treatment plan to help improve your sleep.