Dental Exams & Teeth Cleanings
Noble Smile Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
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.