The initial exam consists of several components. It includes recording your dental and medical history and giving a general health assessment. The dentist or dental hygienist will also perform an oral cancer screening and evaluate bone loss, missing/un-erupted teeth, restorations, occlusal relationships, and periodontal conditions. To evaluate any findings, the hygienist will take X-rays of your mouth. Call Dr. C.R. (Chip) Edwards, Jr. if you want to receive a comprehensive initial oral exam in Sanford, Florida.