Dental Exams & Teeth Cleaning Edmonton
Checkups are essential for preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and long-term health risks like a misaligned bite. Regular teeth cleanings are also necessary if you want to preserve your oral health. We do both services for you routinely as a part of your comprehensive dental health care. Even more important, we give you the care and attention you need for healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.
Our Dental Check-Up & Teeth Cleaning Services
Checking for Tooth Decay
At Oliver Park Dental we start our checkup by locating and identifying damage from tooth decay, wear and tear, and other types of decay that can harm your oral health and cause you to experience sensitive teeth. For the first step of this process, we take x-rays to see where any problems are occurring, even before they become visible. Then, we perform a careful visual examination of your teeth, testing teeth in which the x-rays show possible decay.
Investigating Your Gum Health
During the checkup, we ask a series of questions related to gum health to identify any symptoms of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) you are having. We take time to look at your gums so we can detect disease in the earliest stages possible. We also use advanced x-ray technology to see the soft tissues of your gums with high-resolution accuracy. Both your dentist and your hygienist are skilled in recognizing the signs of periodontal disease and gum recession.
Making a Treatment Plan
After we complete a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth, we explain any problems you might not be aware of before the consultation. We work with you to develop a plan for treating any disease, decay or injury we might find during your checkup. We also discuss cosmetic dental treatments you might be interested to pursue. Then, we set up needed appointments for continuing oral health care and dental cleaning.
Both tooth decay and gum disease are related to the cleanliness and overall health of your mouth. Even though you do your part at home with a proper dental hygiene routine, plaque and tartar can still build up on hard-to-reach tooth surfaces. Our dental cleaning process removes the plaque and tartar that can build up in your mouth, then protects it with fluoride treatment that's formulated to prevent tooth decay. Our dental hygienists are trained to notice problem areas and report them to your dentist for follow-up. Remember: professional cleaning isn't just spot treatment - it's preventive, giving you better oral health until your next regular visit.
If it's been a while since your last teeth cleaning in Edmonton, plaque and tartar buildup may have progressed to the point that special professional teeth cleaning procedures to eliminate it. These dental cleanings use the assistance of a laser to gently remove buildup that can cause decay or tooth loss. It's a very accurate tool for removing the most stubborn plaque deposits in a gentle, accurate way. Since the laser automatically shuts off when the plaque is gone, your teeth remain strong and capable of lasting far into the future.
At our dental clinic, we perform scaling and root planing on an as-needed basis. Your dental hygienist may use both of these procedures, removing the tartar deposits by scaling them away and smoothing the surfaces of your teeth by planing them. By the end of the deep cleaning, the plaque and tartar are removed. Your teeth and gums are healthier and better prepared to stay that way until your next dental checkup and teeth cleaning.