What to Expect on a Routine Dental Exam-
- Dental examination
- X-rays/ radiographs
- and polishing
It includes a full examination of your mouth and teeth, as well as a thorough cleaning using an ultrasonic scaler, pick, or other tools to remove tartar, plaque, and calcifications. The teeth are then polished, and a fluoride treatment or dental sealant are applied.
Dental x-rays are a great diagnostic tool that can help us see things in your mouth on a deeper level. With x-rays, we can accurately diagnose and treat dental problems and be proactive rather than reactive to issues in the mouth. At Prime, we are equipped with Vista Scan Mini and KAVO OPG 2D a highly efficient and extremely precise dental imaging equipment with minimal radiation and short exposure time.
Scaling and polishing, also commonly known as teeth cleaning, is one of the most basic dental treatments. Despite brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar will still build up on your teeth resulting in serious gum diseases or tooth decay on the long run. you can only have it removed at your dentist’s office. Periodontal diseases are caused most often by a combination of bacteria and dental plaque. Symptoms may include:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Painful chewing
- Suddenly sensitive teeth
- Loose teeth
- Gum recession
Periodontal disease can increase your risk for conditions like stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory diseases. Untreated, it can also result in tooth extraction. It’s exceptionally important to treat it. If you start early, it can even save you from needing more invasive treatments in the long run.