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Marshall James Nev, PLC | New Patient Exam in Richmond

Marshall James Ney, DMD, FAAOP

527 W. Main St
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 623-3761

New Patient Exam

The new patient exam is the initial examination where we check for the following:

  • Gingivitis – you may call it pyorrhea
  • Caries  -  you may call it cavities or decay.
  • Bad Breath, (Click here for more information on Bad Breath — its causes and treatment)
  • Any sores,  lumps and bumps (could be anything from swollen lymph nodes which may indicate an infection to cancer)
  • Full mouth series of x rays  to check for decay and bone loss around the teeth
  • Observations about your palate , tongue, tonsils, back of  your throat ( looking for structures that may contribute to sleep apnea
  • Bite: The way your teeth come together with your jaw joints in their socket. The bite can contribute to many different problems

Excessive wear on your teeth
Headaches and or neck and shoulder pain -  For more information on this subject, please click here to go to to  RichmondHeadacheClinic.com 
Excessive bone loss around your teeth.
The bite plays a very important roll if you have large fillings. With a bad bite you can crack teeth with large fillings.  You can even cause teeth to crack or chip without fillings.

Richmond Dentist | New Patient Exam. Marshall James Ney is a Richmond Dentist.