A comprehensive dental exam will be performed at your initial visit. This detailed exam consists of digital imaging x-rays, oral cancer screening exam, gum disease evaluation, and an evaluation of existing restorations. The presence of tooth decay will also be noted. The doctor will review your medical history, x-rays, and periodontal health status. Then Dr. Sweidan will discuss your treatment needs and options with you.
Oral Cancer Screening Exam
This exam will be performed at every dental check-up visit. It includes examining and palpating the external and internal oral soft and hard tissues such as the lips, gums, over and under the tongue, the roof of the mouth, and detecting any changes in color or texture, looking for any tender spots, lumps or bumps inside the tissues.
It is also called Scaling and Root Planning. A type of cleaning that removes plaque and calculus from the teeth at and slightly below the gum line. Root planning smoothes root surfaces, so the gum can better reattach to the root surface. Often, this will be done with local anesthesia, so you can relax and be pain-free as we rehabilitate your gums. At the end of the deep cleaning, we will demonstrate how to correctly brush and floss to maintain your teeth and gums healthy till your next periodontal maintenance appointment.
Are you looking to see your dentist from home? There are several reasons why teledentistry may be right for you, especially in present times with the threat of COVID-19. While our practice has currently implemented our most intensive infection-control measure to date to keep our patients and staff completely safe from this, teledentistry may still appeal to many patients!
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Highland Family Dentistry is here to serve our patients under any circumstances – if you have any further questions regarding our teledentistry services, please reach out, and our team will happy to answer any questions you may have!
A sealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This plastic resin bonds on to the retentive depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces and eliminates the chance of decay occuring. The sealant also acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. We recommend sealants for the permanent molars and premolars as soon as they fully erupt to help protecting the teeth from decay.