Because your dental health is so closely linked to your overall health, you’ll want to keep your teeth in great shape. Brushing and flossing at home is a big part of that, but it’s important to supplement your home oral hygiene with dental cleanings and exams in Middlesex.Doctor Susie Megalla on dental cleanings and exams Read Transcript
So during a dental cleaning, I think patients can expect to come in, greet our hygienists. And our hygienists are very friendly and we like to catch up on life for a few seconds and just, “Hey, how's everybody? How are the kids, family, work?” And then we get to the dental part of it and we say, “Is there anything bothering you?” And if there is, we like to focus on that and take any necessary diagnostic images. Otherwise, if everything is okay, then we go ahead, we perform our comprehensive exam. We also do a full cleaning and we check everything, the gums, the teeth, the soft tissue, the tongue, oral cancer. I mean there's so much more to the mouth than just teeth. So we really like to make sure that we can get a comprehensive exam done. We like to see that if the patient needs to have sealants on their molars, we like to seal those right away and not leave them. If we notice that they need a fluoride treatment, we like to recommend the fluoride treatment. So really they can expect anything when they come in for their cleaning, from the full exam to the actual cleaning to any treatment that is necessary. We can usually squeeze them in that day and get it done if it's something that is urgent and we want to get it done and the patient agrees to have it done. So we kind of take care of everything. It's not just a cleaning.
Our exams and cleanings will:
- Leave your smile looking and feeling good
- Help you avoid cavities and gum disease
- Enable us to identify and treat issues like bruxism (teeth grinding) before they become bigger problems
- Give us an opportunity to share oral hygiene best practices, dietary suggestions, and other ways to keep your smile healthy
- Allow us to get to know you better, since you’ll visit us regularly for these services
We recommend visiting us for a dental exam and cleaning every six months. If you need to schedule your next exam, call us at 732-506-2876 today.
Our Staff Is Trained in Comfort Techniques
Dental cleanings are rarely painful – but they can be uncomfortable, especially if you haven’t had one in a while. If you have lots of hardened tartar that needs to be removed, we may recommend local anesthesia. All of our hygienists are trained and certified to administer it. We apply a topical gel to numb your gums and use painless injection techniques, so you won’t feel a thing. If you’re anxious about the procedure, we can also offer you dental sedation. Several of our hygienists and assistants are licensed dentists in their home countries!
Gum Disease Checks Are an Important Part of Dental Exams
Your first dental exam with us will include X-rays and a thorough examination of your mouth. Depending on what we find, we may go ahead and perform a dental cleaning or schedule it for a second visit. We look for indications of gum disease during every exam. If we find any, you’ll need gum disease treatment, beginning with a deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing. We’ll schedule it for a later visit. It’s important to stop gum disease in its earliest stage, as it’s the leading cause of tooth loss among adults.
To see our highly trained and friendly team for dental cleanings and exams in Middlesex, call 732-506-2876.