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Oral Examination

Periodontics & Dental Implants located in Baton Rouge, LA

Oral Examination services offered in Baton Rouge, LA

Do you have signs of gum disease, loose teeth, or missing permanent teeth and want to perfect your teeth and gums? If so, see the specialists at Baton Rouge Perio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for an oral examination. Kenneth Markle, DDS, Jenny Herman, DDS, and their outstanding staff, offer this service to determine which treatment, if any, is best for you. Call the Baton Rouge Perio office to schedule an evaluation, or request an appointment online today.

What is an oral examination?

An oral examination at Baton Rouge Perio includes an oral health exam and other diagnostic tests that detect or rule out common oral health issues, such as gum disease, receding gums, jawbone loss, and other dental health abnormalities. The Baton Rouge Perio specialists have many years of experience and are highly trained in periodontology. 

When should I schedule an oral examination?

Reasons to schedule an oral examination at Baton Rouge Perio include:

  • Gum disease
  • Receding gums
  • Bright red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Gum injuries
  • Bone loss
  • Loose permanent teeth
  • Decaying teeth
  • Permanent tooth loss
  • Unusual changes in gum tissue
  • Tooth or gum pain
  • Tooth sensitivity 

Any time you have questions or concerns about your gums, teeth, or overall oral health, see the providers at Baton Rouge Perio. 

They offer dental implants to replace missing permanent teeth, bone grafting, gum grafting, and numerous other procedures to restore your teeth, jawbone, or gums.

What should I expect during an oral examination?

During oral examinations at Baton Rouge Perio, your provider often completes the following:

Oral health history review

Your periodontist reviews your oral health history, including a history of dental procedures, previous diagnoses, lifestyle habits, medication regimen, and symptoms. 

Oral exam

Your specialist examines your gums, teeth, and mouth to look for signs of gum disease, bone loss, tooth decay, tooth loss, and other possible oral health problems. 

Dental X-rays

If needed, your Baton Rouge Perio provider takes dental X-rays to determine if you have tooth decay, bone loss, or other signs of an issue requiring treatment.

Do I need treatment after an oral health examination?

Your specialist discusses your desired results before tailoring a treatment plan, if needed, that improves the overall health, function, and appearance of your smile.

Baton Rouge Perio offers numerous procedures to restore tooth and gum health, including dental implants, laser treatments, gum grafting, bone grafting, and more. They provide pocket reduction surgery, the pinhole surgical technique (PST™) to restore gum tissues, and guided tissue regeneration. 

Laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP®) uses laser technology to remove diseased tissues and stimulate new cell growth. 

You might need more than one treatment to ensure the best results. Your Baton Rouge Perio specialist works with you to enhance your oral health and perfect your smile.

To schedule an oral examination at Baton Rouge Perio, call the office or request an appointment online today.

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