Routine Exams and Cleanings
Dental exams and professional cleanings are part of your preventative dental care. Cleanings are performed in-office by a licensed hygienist who works to remove excessive buildup from your teeth and check the health of your gums. The exam is then performed with a general dentist at Langdon dental, who will thoroughly examine teeth, gums, tongue, airway, TMJ joint and conduct an oral cancer screening as part of the oral exam. We recommend patients come every six months for a preventive cleaning and exam.
For children, it’s a good idea to get them in for their first appointment when you begin to notice their baby teeth coming up through the gums. The goal of preventative care is to prevent problems from starting in the first place and to spot issues early on before they progress to infection or pain.
What to expect during an exam and cleaning
A dental exam and cleaning will consist of a through debriding of the teeth and gums to get rid of bacteria via a cavitron or hand scaling. A cavitron is an ultrasonic scaler that uses water and high frequency. An additional tool that may be utilized is a laser tip to neutralize harmful pathogens that cause gum and bone infection.
During the exam the dentist will also check for the following:
- Oral cancer screening
- Worn down or fractured teeth
- Alignment of teeth
- Health of gums and tissue
- Airway screening
If you’re interested in Dental Exams & Cleanings contact our office and our helpful staff members can help answer any of your questions.
All services are performed by a general dentist.