Professional Cleanings, Exams, and X-Rays in Mesa & Scottsdale
At East Valley Implant & Periodontal Center, we offer professional dental cleanings performed by our licensed hygienist, providing regular maintenance for the upkeep of your teeth. We recognize the importance of dental cleanings and their importance to your oral hygiene health, in fact, they are just as important as daily brushing and flossing.
During your dental cleaning, we will:
|•||clear away any plaque from the surfaces of your teeth, plaque is the soft, sticky film that forms on your teeth and should be brushed away daily.|
|•||clear away and tartar, or calculus, which is plaque that has hardened after not being removed from the surfaces of your teeth and along the gum line.|
|•||if gum disease is detected, we will clear away tartar that has gone below the gum line.|
|•||polish your teeth to remove stains that come naturally through the daily use of our teeth.|
If our hygienist notes signs of Gum Disease, she may discuss with one of our dentists, Dr. Jorgenson, Dr. Capps, or Dr. Harbertson a recommendation for a Deep Cleaning. Signs include:
|•||Gums that are red, irritated, puffy, or sore.|
|•||Gums that bleed easily when flossing or brushing.|
|•||Gum pocket measurements exceeding 3 mm.|
Having consistent dental exams can help us find current or possible health issues quickly, before they become more serious. By scheduling consistent dental check-ups, we can help catch signs of trouble.
Our dental exam checkups generally include:
|•||screening for any visual tooth decay.|
|•||seeking signs of gum disease.|
|•||looking for anything unusual, possibly indicating oral cancer.|
|•||measuring and tracking the depth of your gum pockets.|
|•||reviewing dental x-ray's for any hidden issues.|
Digital X-rays or Radiographs
Dental x-rays are a primary tool in dentistry. They provide us early identification of dental problems before they can be seen. With Digital x-rays we are able to provide our patients digital images on a screen right next to their chair. This allows us to examine and educate with the patient. Using high resolution images, we can detect internal tooth decay, the formation of cysts, see tumors, examine the positioning of impacted teeth, and evaluate teeth that are still erupting.
For more information on Dental cleanings, examinations and x-rays, contact one of our three dentists:
We are happy to answer your questions at our Mesa, AZ 480-376-2848 option 1 and Scottsdale, AZ 480-376-2848 option 2 locations