Comprehensive Exams
For Complete Oral Health

Make Informed Decisions at Our Upper West Side Dental Office

Dr. Marc Beshar wants you to look and feel your best, not just about your mouth but about your health as a whole. That’s why we offer a complete and thorough comprehensive dental exam to all of our patients in Midtown.

We begin the dental examination in our Manhattan NYC office, near Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle, by gathering your health history and interviewing you about your health goals, concerns, and fears. Then we will carefully, gently gather data about your oral structures, the makeup of your teeth and gums, and general health. From that information, we will have a clear picture of all aspects of your oral health as well as a detailed risk profile for each problem area.

Dr. Beshar will then review the results of the dental exam with you, taking the time to answer your questions so that you can understand completely where your own habits, behaviors, and genetics put you at risk, as well as where you have exceptional dental health. You can then make informed decisions about your dental health with confidence. Today, there are more preventive options then ever before and these will be discussed if you are at risk.

An In-Depth Dental Examination

Since genetics plays a significant role in dental disease, Dr. Beshar is committed to a genetic risk assessment in five areas. This will help you to understand the areas of your dental health that are likely to be problematic in the future thereby motivating you to more preventive steps where needed. Our comprehensive dental exam includes the following points of exploration:

Medical

Functional (joint health and chewing ability)

  • TM Joint exam and ultra sound to detect early joint changes
  • Bite and chewing function assessment
  • Grinding and/or clenching assessment

Periodontal (maintaining teeth for life)

  • Periodontal pocket depth probing
  • Measurement of recession
  • Tissue inflammation assessment
  • Family history of gum disease

Biomechanical (tooth breakdown and decay)

  • Visual inspection of teeth
  • Laser measurement of depth of tooth grooves
  • X-ray reading

Cosmetic (beautiful smiles)

  • Discuss aesthetic concerns
  • 20 cosmetic photographs
  • Record tooth shade
  • Tooth length measurements

After your thorough dental exam, Dr. Beshar and his team of specialists (including a periodontist, an endodontist, an oral surgeon, and an orthodontist) gather to discuss and devise the proper treatment plan. On a return visit to our Manhattan dental office, you will receive a case presentation to review your goals, discuss problems and possible solutions, timing, costs and insurance benefits.

Make an appointment with Midtown dentist Dr. Marc Beshar today in our Manhattan NYC office for a comprehensive dental examination.

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