What Should You Expect During a Dental Exam?
At Riverside Dental Clinic, we ensure that your dentist and hygienist will do a comprehensive dental exam at each visit.
This will include the following:
Examination of Dental X-rays
This helps with detection of abnormalities or complications in your mouth such as cysts, decay, tumors, and bone loss. X-rays also help allow us to have a full understanding of positioning of your teeth and roots.
Oral Cancer Screening
We will do a thorough evaluation to look for any signs of oral cancer in your face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums.
A check for signs of gum disease around your gums, bone, and teeth.
Tooth Decay Examination
Thorough examine all tooth surfaces for decay.
Examination of dental Restorations
Take a look at bridges, crowns, fillings, etc.
During a Dental Cleaning
Your exam will include a routine professional dental cleaning which includes:
Removal of Calculus
We will thoroughly remove any of the Calculus that has been left on the tooth’s surface. We use special instruments to remove the Calculus from both above and below the gumline, where your toothbrush cannot reach.
Removal of Plaque
Plaque is the white substance of bacteria, food debris, and saliva that coats your teeth and gums. The bacteria can lead to periodontal disease, and inflame the gums.
After doing a thorough cleaning, we will next remove stain and plaque that is left over from the screening, leaving you with a deep clean.
If you are due for your next dental cleaning, call our office to book an appointment!
A healthy smile
starts with a phone call.
We look forward to seeing you!
180 Riverside Dr. East, P.O. Box 699
Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0