A full mouth assessment is performed during all cleanings to check for possible decay, oral cancer, and other diseases of the oral cavity.
A periodontal examination and probing are used to assess the health of your gums and teeth. It can help diagnose the gum diseases gingivitis and periodontitis. It also can reveal receding gums, exposed roots, tooth grinding (bruxism) and other problems. The exam and probing include taking measurements of the spaces between your teeth and gums. If your hygienist has concerns about your gum health, you may be referred to a periodontist, a gum-disease specialist.
Most cavities are discovered in the early stages during a routine exam. The surface of the tooth may be soft when probed with a sharp instrument. Pain may not be present until the advanced stages of tooth decay. During all cleaning appointments, teeth are examined for possible decay, fractures and wear.
Routine examination of the teeth by a dentist is recommended every year, this may include dental X-rays.
Now you can have a brighter smile and that fresh, just-cleaned feeling as often as you want. Cleaning, or scaling, removes tartar deposits (calculus) and plaque above and below the gum line to prevent periodontitis or even reverse the effects of gingivitis. The time required to complete the cleaning depends on the condition of the gums and the amount of tartar.
Polishing your teeth can be done between cleanings to look your best for dates, vacations, job interviews and weddings or whenever you expect to have your photograph taken.
All new clients undergo a complete dental hygiene examination of the teeth and gums to determine the state of their oral health and identify any areas of immediate or long-term concern. This dental hygiene examination includes an oral cancer screening. Medical histories are noted and records are established for future reference.
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Extreme sensitivity caused by recession, grinding, or abrasion can be treated with the application of a desensitizing agent that blocks the exposed dentin or root surface, reducing pain and sensitivity.
Oral Cancer Screening is part of every Dental Hygiene visit no matter your age. Thousands of new cases of Oral Cancer are diagnosed in Canada each year and early detection is key to survival rate. Routinley the Velscope is utilized which is the latest technology in detection.
When you visit us at our dental practice, we work hard to meet all of your dental needs and goals with a holistic, natural approach. Dr. James Vlahos, our experienced dentist, is dedicated to providing you with high-quality, gentle dental care that enhances not only your oral health but also your overall wellbeing. We also invite you to browse our information to learn more about our approach to dentistry and how we can improve your smile. We work hard to ensure that each visit to our dental office is enjoyable and comfortable. We offer the following dental services to help you achieve a healthier, more attractive smile:
In all of our treatments, we utilize the best available, most natural materials and techniques to help you achieve optimal oral health and total body wellbeing. We welcome you to contact us today for more information about our dental treatments and to schedule your visit with Dr. James Vlahos. Our dentist is pleased to provide dentistry in Burlington, ON and we look forward to caring for you!