Columbus Family Dental Center
New patients receive a comprehensive examination which includes a screening for oral cancer, gum and bone disease, blood pressure and systemic disorders. A routine oral exam is performed on established patients to determine any changes in dental and health status since the previous visit. Your gum tissue is measured with a fine instrument ruler to calibrate in millimeters pocket depth between the tooth and the connective gum tissue around the tooth. Pocket depths more than 4 millimeters could indicate disease and infection. The deeper the pocket, the greater the extent plaque bacteria collects and infection in gum disease develops. X-rays are taken as needed. Tooth scaling and root planing occur as needed. Routine cleanings also include a professional polishing (Prophy) that removes only the soft sticky plaque that is above the gum line.
To continue making your dental experience pleasant, we have conveniently provided our dental forms below, so that you can fill them out in the comfort of your home and bring them into the office with you.
Please print out the forms below and fill out to bring in to your first appointment. Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing you soon. If you have any questions regarding any of the forms please call our office at (812) 373-9912.