Dental Exams & Cleanings

Dental Exam

During your initial dental visit, your dentist will conduct a comprehensive dental exam. Additionally, during regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will perform the following procedures:

  1. Examination of diagnostic X-rays (radiographs): X-rays are crucial for detecting various dental conditions such as decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. They also aid in determining the positions of teeth and roots.

  2. Oral cancer screening: A thorough examination of the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, oral tissues, and gums will be performed to identify any signs or symptoms of oral cancer.

  3. Gum disease evaluation: The gums and bone surrounding the teeth will be examined to assess the presence of any signs of periodontal disease, which includes gum inflammation, gum recession, and bone loss.

  4. Examination of tooth decay: Special dental instruments will be used to examine all tooth surfaces for any signs of decay or cavities.

  5. Examination of existing restorations: Current dental restorations such as fillings, crowns, and other dental work will be checked to ensure their condition and functionality.

These procedures are essential in assessing your dental health, diagnosing any issues, and developing appropriate treatment plans. Regular dental exams help maintain your oral health and prevent the progression of dental problems.

Professional Dental Cleaning

Registered Dental Hygienists typically perform professional dental cleanings, known as dental prophylaxis. During your cleaning appointment, the following procedures will be included:

  1. Dental Exam: A thorough examination of your oral health will be conducted by the dental hygienist.

  2. Removal of Calculus (Tartar): Calculus, which is hardened plaque that has accumulated on the tooth surface over time, will be carefully removed using special dental instruments. It can be found both above and below the gum line.

  3. Removal of Plaque: Plaque, a sticky film consisting of bacteria, food particles, and saliva, will be effectively removed. Plaque buildup can lead to gum inflammation and the development of periodontal disease.

  4. Teeth Polishing: Polishing is performed to remove stains and residual plaque that may not have been eliminated during regular tooth brushing and scaling.

These procedures are vital for maintaining good oral health, preventing gum disease, and ensuring a clean and healthy smile. Regular dental cleanings help keep your teeth and gums in optimal condition.

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