Dental Examination and Ceaning

Regular exams

Regular dental checkups are essential for maintaining good oral health. During a checkup, the dentist will examine your teeth and gums for any signs of decay or disease and may also take X-rays to check for any underlying issues. By catching problems early, regular checkups can help prevent more serious problems from developing.

Cleaning

During a cleaning, a dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth and polish them to remove surface stains.

Periodontal examination

It is possible that following a dental examination the dentist will recommend a periodontal examination. This examination consists of evaluating the state of the periodontium by taking specific periodontal measurements for each of your teeth. Subsequently, if treatment proves necessary, we will be able to treat you at the clinic or refer you to a specialist if the severity of your condition exceeds our ability to treat you.

Surfacing

A planing is the treatment that follows the periodontal examination. It is done under local anesthesia and concerns the teeth targeted during the periodontal examination. Root planing consists of eliminating the bacteria present under the gumline.

Frequently Asked Questions

General dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of common dental problems, including cavities, gum disease, and oral infections. General dentists are trained to provide a range of services such as regular checkups, cleanings, fillings and extractions.

Regular general dentistry checkups can help prevent oral health problems from developing or getting worse. This includes detecting and treating cavities and gum disease at an early stage, as well as identifying other potential problems such as oral cancer or jaw problems.

During a general dentistry appointment, your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth. There may also be x-rays taken and your teeth cleaned during this appointment. Your dentist can also discuss any issues you have regarding your oral health and provide recommendations for additional treatment or preventative care.

It is generally recommended to schedule a general dentistry exam every six months. However, the frequency may vary depending on your specific oral health needs and any risk factors or underlying conditions.

Yes, general dentistry usually includes regular teeth cleanings as part of a routine checkup. A cleaning aims to remove plaque and tartar buildup, as well as polishing the teeth to remove surface stains.