Specialty Physician Complete Packaged Procedure for a General dental exam includes full cleaning, a detailed exam that involves the dentist reading your x-rays and examination of the soft tissues of the mouth including the cheeks, palate, throat, tongue, floor of the mouth, and your lips. The purpose of the soft tissue examination is to detect pathological changes in the tissues that may indicate benign, precancerous or cancerous changes in the oral tissues. The teeth are evaluated for cracks, decay, malformations and malocclusions. The dentist will also look for problems such as food traps and bleeding gums, problems with taste and breath, as well as issues with appearance and comfort. Treatment cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, related medical procedures and drugs required to administer the plan of care. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.