Exams, X-rays, & Teeth Cleaning
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When you come in for an exam at Valley Dental Care, our dental hygienist will check your teeth, gums, tongue, and cheeks for any signs of disease or trauma. The dentist will check the structures of your teeth for cavities, chips, breaks, cracks, or any periodontal disease. We may also use X-rays to check the bone structure of your teeth and jaw. With modern advancements in technology, X-rays have become safer and more effective than ever at diagnosing patients for dental treatment.
Our dental hygienist will clean your teeth above and below the gum-line using a dental scraper along with an ultra-sonic tool that removes plaque and tartar from your teeth. Once all of the disease causing plaque and tartar has been removed, the hygienist will gently floss and polish your teeth to perfection in our El Paso, TX dentist office.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE MY TEETH CLEANED?
Regular dental visits help prevent costly dental treatments that might occur in the future from avoiding the dentist. They also prevent bad breathe, bleeding gums, and help maintain any dental treatment you have had in the past such as crowns, bridges, and dental implants. Our professional dental examinations will also check patients for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Regular dental check ups not only diagnose, treat, and prevent oral diseases, they also allow our dentist to spot other health problems a patient may have. That is why seeing the dentist at least twice a year for a dental exam and teeth cleaning is a must.
SCALING & ROOT PLANING
A thorough cleaning may be followed up with a scaling and root planing treatment if the patient has moderate to severe periodontal disease. This non-surgical procedure helps to clear out any plaque, tartar, or calculus which cause gingival inflammation and periodontal disease. Depending on the progression of periodontal disease, our dentist may suggest scaling and root planing to help treat and prevent any further decay.
With scaling, all calculus and plaque on the surface of the tooth is removed. The treatment targets areas under the gum-line on the root of the tooth. Along with the ultra sonic tool that is used to remove the plaque, a antimicrobial solution flushes the gums of any bacteria that is causing the periodontal disease.
Root planing removes cementum and surface dentin from the teeth to help rid the gums of microorganisms and tartar. The root of the tooth is scraped to help promote healing and preventing bacteria to form again. Afterwards an antimicrobial irrigation is used to prevent any future infections.
Scaling and root planing remove bacteria that causes inflammation that can lead to other health problems down the road such as heart disease. The procedure also makes the teeth and gums more aesthetically pleasing.
WE CAN SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Our professional staff is friendly, caring and ready to answer any questions or concerns that you might have about teeth cleaning in El Paso, TX. We pride ourselves on keeping patients comfortable and informed about the any suggested treatments. Call us today to schedule an appointment at (915) 598-7264, or fill out the form on this page to send us en email. Ask us anything! We’d love to hear from you.