Dental Cleanings, Exams, and Evaluations
Most people are familiar with dental checkups and cleanings, but not everyone sticks to their dentist’s advice of scheduling appointments at least twice a year. In addition to cleaning the harmful plaque and tartar from your teeth, our team will also help you improve your routine at home with suggestions and high-quality hygiene products. Routine cleanings help prevent issues like tooth decay, gingivitis, and chronic bad breath which can result from excessive plaque and tartar buildup. For patients at high risk for gum disease, Dr. Johnson can perform scaling and root planing (or periodontal cleaning). Using advanced ultrasonic equipment, Dr. Johnson can clean away plaque and tartar from underneath the gum line with increased precision and comfort.
Diagnostic Exams and Screenings
Along with a professional dental cleaning, your regular visits also include a comprehensive visual examination and, if necessary, digital imaging. Checking your teeth, gums, and oral tissues will allow Dr. Johnson to spot early signs of trouble and recommend an appropriate treatment before it becomes more severe. As part of your examination, Dr. Johnson will also perform a thorough oral cancer screening, to look for signs that might indicate the presence or increased risk of oral cancer.