A routine check-up has two stages: the cleaning then the dental exam. One of our highly trained hygienists will ask about any concerns you might have – such as any unexplained changes in your oral health, even if they are small. Then, after noting your concerns (and giving relevant advice?), the hygienist will begin the cleaning process.
Cleaning is a painless, and even satisfying, process. Our hygienist will carefully remove the plaque and tartar build-up, and floss around each tooth if need be. Then comes the tooth polisher. You might remember the “whining” toothbrush-like piece of equipment—that’s the spinning head of the polisher. Our hygienist will use polishing paste to remove any remaining residue and surface stain. Dental x-rays and fluoride treatments are also provided if needed/required/indicated.
When the hygienist is complete, Dr. Dhesi will come for the dental exam. Here he will listen to any problems you might be having, and receive information from the hygienist. This is your opportunity to ask questions and bring up any concerns you may have. He will take your concerns very seriously, answering any questions you might have.
Dr. Dhesi will check for problem areas in all areas of your mouth — from the softening of tooth enamel and dentin, to redness or irritation around your gumline. Any issues he might find, he may record for future monitoring. If there is a cavity or other problem he will be sure to communicate it with you. If it is something that requires treatment, he will suggest booking another appointment to have it dealt with.
If you have any questions, or if you’d like to book an appointment, call Dr. Dhesi at Summit View Dental Centre for an appointment to get you on the road to a healthy smile. We’d love to hear from you!