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Oral Examination Specialist

Dr. Kayhan Civelek -  - Periodontics

Holistic Periodontics

Dr. Kayhan Civelek

Periodontics & Dental Implants located in Manhattan, New York City, NY

If you experience common oral health problems, like gum disease, jawbone loss, or permanent tooth loss, board-certified periodontist Kayhan Civelek, DDS, MS, PC, is here to help. At Holistic Periodontics on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City, he provides oral examinations to find the root cause of dental problems. Once found, he treats these problems, restoring your gums, teeth, and smile. Call the Holistic Periodontics office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Oral Examination Q&A

What is an oral examination?

An oral examination with Dr. Civelek is a comprehensive assessment of your oral health and wellness. After the exam, he determines if you have tooth decay, gum disease, jawbone loss, or other oral health problems that often benefit from periodontics care.

Why might I need an oral examination?

You might schedule an oral exam with Dr. Civelek at Holistic Periodontics if you struggle with one or more of the following:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Receding gums
  • Bright red gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Tooth or gum pain
  • Bad breath
  • Tooth shifting
  • Loose permanent teeth
  • Missing permanent teeth
  • Symptoms of oral cancer

Oral cancer often appears as new or unusual changes in your gums and other soft tissues in your mouth.

Any time you notice symptoms involving your teeth or gums, see Dr. Civelek for an oral examination. Early detection and treatment of gum disease, oral cancer, and jawbone loss reduce your chance of developing more serious oral health problems and the need for invasive procedures.

What happens during oral examinations?

During oral health exams at Holistic Periodontics, Dr. Civelek completes the following:

Oral health history review

Dr. Civelek discusses your oral health history with you by asking a series of detailed questions. He discusses your symptoms, past and current medical diagnoses, medications you’re taking, and your history of tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems.

Oral health exam

During an oral health examination, Dr. Civelek examines your teeth, gums, and mouth. He looks for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and jawbone loss.

Imaging procedures

Dr. Civelek also offers cutting-edge CT scans, including 3D scans of your mandible (lower jawbone). This scan helps him determine if you’ve suffered bone loss or other problems beneath your gums.

Will I need treatment?

If you have gum disease, severe tooth decay, bone loss, loose permanent teeth, or permanent tooth loss, Dr. Civelek often recommends that you undergo treatment to correct the problem. At Holistic Periodontics, he offers several periodontal treatments, including laser dentistry, gum grafting, bone grafting, and dental implants.

Call the office today or schedule an oral examination online at Holistic Periodontics.