A dental exam will be performed by Dr. Jahangiri at your first dental visit. At regular check-ups, your dentist and hygienist will include the following procedures:
Examination of dental x-rays: Used for detection of tooth decay, cancerous tumors, and bone loss. X-rays also help Dr. Jahangiri determine tooth and root positions.
Oral cancer screening: Check the patient for any signs of oral cancer.
Gum disease evaluation: Check the patient for any signs of periodontal disease.
Tooth decay evaluation: Check every tooth surface for decay.
Examination of preexisting restorations: Check fillings, crowns, etc.
Your teeth cleaning will include the following:
- Removal of calculus: Calculus is plaque that has been left on the tooth and is now firmly attached. Calculus forms both above and below the gum line.
- Plaque removal: Plaque is a sticky film that forms on the teeth. It’s a collection of living bacteria and saliva.
- Teeth polishing: Remove stains not already removed during the brushing and scaling procedures.