Dr. Nicci Hurcomb on Dental Cleanings & Exams Read Transcript
So, when you come for your initial exam, we're going to do a full series of x-rays, and we're also going to take a panoramic x-ray, which is the one that goes all around the head. It helps me to look for tumors, or any any abnormalities in your jawbones that I can't see with those other x-rays. Part of the exam, obviously I look at the x-rays and I tell you what's going on between your teeth, which is what the x-rays are really important for. They also tell me if you have any infections. If you have any infections and you need some root canals or something like that, we can get you where you need to go, and get you fixed up really quick and out of pain. The exam will also entail the girls, and when I say girl I mean my hygienist, doing some probing depths around your teeth to see what kind of cleaning it needs. Maybe you just need a regular cleaning, or maybe you need a deeper one, or maybe you need something in between. So we can take care of all of those needs for you and just really help you out, and get you back on the road to dental health.
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Full Dental Examination
During the first part of your visit, we will use state-of-the-art dental technology to assess your current dental health situation, including digital X-rays and intraoral imaging.
From these images, we will be able to see any dental problems and help begin setting up a treatment plan, if necessary.
After the X-rays and other imaging, we will perform a visual exam and use advanced technologies to determine exactly what problems you may be having. This will also be the time in the appointment to talk about any smile goals or questions you have.
Further Screening And Dental Cleaning
During your visit, we will also screen for gum disease, infections, and oral cancer. We will also determine what type of hygiene treatment you need.
In most cases, we can perform your thorough dental cleaning during the same visit. You’ll walk out of our office with a perfectly cleaned, beautiful smile!
The Importance Of Dental Cleanings And Exams
Did you know there are grooves in the chewing surfaces of your teeth that are thinner than a single toothbrush bristle? That’s partly why it’s so important to check in regularly with your dentist – some areas of your mouth need professional help to keep clean!
Regular dental cleanings and exams will save you time and money in the future and keep your smile healthy and beautiful.