Oral Diagnosis” literally means “inside mouth diagnosis”.

Successful oral treatment is only possible with a correct diagnosis. Oral diagnosis helps identify all intraoral and extraoral problems in dentistry, use scientific information to determine the relationship between them, and provide the correct treatments in line with the results. A good oral diagnosis is made by the proper combination of extraoral, intraoral and radiological examinations.

Extraoral examination includes the mouth and surrounding tissues (face, jaws, jaw joint, lips, nose, neck, tip of the chin, etc.). During intraoral examination, teeth are examined in a systematic order. It has been observed whether there are any gingival recession, plaque, tartar accumulation, presence of fistula, mobility, caries, incompatible restorations, crooked teeth and finally, color, number and shape disorders. After examining the teeth one by one, patients are also examined for their proper closing and bite as well as  the relationship of the jaws with respect to each other. All teeth and intraoral tissues should be