Dental Exams and Cleaning at Lakeview Dental
To maintain absolute dental hygiene, it is advisable to have regular and comprehensive dental exams. Doctor Kal Eissa will conduct a thorough dental exam during your first visit. The dental exam may include;
Radiographic examinations/ diagnostic x-rays that detect tumors, cysts, decays and bone loss. X-rays are used to determine current tooth and root positions.
- Oral cancer screening that includes examining the neck, face, throat, gums, tissue, lips and tongue for oral cancer symptoms.
- Gum disease evaluation that examines bones and gums around the teeth to establish symptoms of periodontal disease.
- Tooth decay examination. The dentist uses special dental instruments to examine all tooth surfaces for decay.
- Existing teeth restorations like fillings and crowns are also examined to ensure that they are healthy to serve their intended purpose.
Professional Dental Cleaning at Lakeview Dental
Professional dental cleanings are also referred to as dental prophylaxis. They are performed by qualified and registered dental hygienists. Dental cleaning appointments start with thorough dental exams discussed above and entail the following;
Calculus (tartar) Removal: calculus is hardened plaque that has stayed on teeth surface for long and has become firmly attached to the teeth. It forms below or above the gum line and its cleaning requires special dental instruments.
Plague Removal: plague is an almost invisible but sticky film that forms on teeth surface. It inhibits food debris, saliva and harmful bacteria. The harmful bacteria produces poisons that inflame gums to signify the onset of periodontal disease.
Polishing: teeth polishing is a dental cleaning procedure that get rids of plague and stains that are not removed during scaling or brushing.