In contrast to a comprehensive oral exam, which is recommended when visiting a new practice, or if there has been a substantial change in your health history since your most recent visit, a limited oral evaluation is designed mainly to address the acute problem you are experiencing. This dental procedure code addresses such a visit.
Such issues may include:
- an oral lesion or wisdom tooth eruption;
- dental emergency;
- traumatic injury;
- or, an acute infection
During an examination, your dentist will perform a visual search, and possibly a more detailed examination using bitewing X-rays or a 360° panoramic X-ray, if you are experiencing pain stemming from an area that cannot be immediately be identified.
Depending on the diagnosis, you may undergo treatment immediately following this evaluation, or be scheduled for a follow-up visit to further complete the necessary care routine.
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