Professional Dental Cleanings & Exams
Elk Grove, CA
We here at Laguna View Family Dental understand the importance of the six-month checkup. This is the time where we will provide that ever-satisfying deep cleaning of your mouth and teeth. This is also where will provide an examination to ensure the health of your teeth. If this is your first time working with us, let us help you understand what to expect when you come in for a general cleaning appointment.
The Dental Cleaning
When you come in, we will have a hygienist work with you. Each tooth will be inspected and then taken care of. Think of it as a spa treatment for your teeth! Your hygienist will take the time to clean each and every tooth and the space between them as well. Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to some serious problems if left alone, so he or she will take extra time to get those areas as well as possible. This includes scraping the surface of each tooth and polishing them when he or she has finished.
The Dental Examination
We will examine the x-rays and look for key indicators of problems, such as decay, in each of your teeth or problems below the gum line or your jaw. Then we will then examine each and every tooth in your mouth for physical flaws or abnormalities, as well as your gums for any visual signs of distress or disease. If we find anything out of the ordinary that could be problematic, it will be addressed right away, and a plan of action will be made. Some minor issues are easily repaired while some more advanced issues may take some time and planning to overcome.
If any tissues in your mouth require extra testing, we will take the necessary steps for that to take place as well. You can ask us any questions you may have about treatment options, oral care options, or preventative care options at any time. We are always available to help; asking questions is one of the best ways to put your mind at ease about your concerns.