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 to address an acute problem you are experiencing. This dental procedure code addresses such a visit.
Such issues may include:
- Oral lesion or wisdom tooth eruption
- Dental emergency
- Traumatic injury
- Acute infection
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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