ROUTINE EXAMS & CLEANINGS
Regular dental exams and cleanings are the cornerstones of preventative dental care. Professional teeth cleanings help you preserve dental health by preventing dental issues, such as bacterial infections, cavities, etc. Dental exams look for the earliest signs of dental problems to address them at the earliest stage possible. At Valley Grace Dental, our exceptional dental team performs a thorough dental exam and teeth cleaning during the same session to maximize efficiency. For optimal lifelong oral health, we recommend scheduling dental exams and cleanings for your family once every six months.
VALLEY GRACE DENTAL EXAMS INCLUDE:
DIGITAL X-RAY EXAMS
Digital x-rays are far more effective, efficient, and safer than traditional x-rays because they produce immediate results and expose you to 80-90% less radiation. Our digital x-ray exams look for signs of gum disease, bone loss, cysts, tumors, etc. They also help us identify your tooth and root positions for accurate dental treatments.
ORAL CANCER SCREENING
Oral cancer can occur to anyone, even if you maintain a perfectly healthy lifestyle by avoiding all the risk factors. However, the risk of oral cancer is especially high amongst smokers, heavy drinkers, and professions that lead to excessive exposure to direct sunlight. Our dentists examine your face, neck, throat, lips, and oral cavities to look for potential anomalies like precancerous lesions, growths, etc. It’s best to treat oral cancer at the earliest stage possible to prevent it from spreading or growing fatal.
Our dentists carefully examine the surfaces of all your teeth using special instruments to identify potential cracks and cavities. Most people don’t realize they have cavities until they grow large enough to be visible or penetrate the tooth’s internal structures. You can’t feet cavities at the earliest stage because they start at the surface enamel — you can only feel them once the cavity widens enough to affect the pulp chamber, at which point you need a root canal. Our dentists use specialized tools to identify cavities at the earliest stage possible, so they can be filled with minimal damage to your natural tooth structures.
Gingivitis and periodontitis can occur due to excessive tartar accumulation or bacterial infections in your gums. If left unchecked, gum disease can eventually cause loss of bone and other severe medical complications. Our dentists carefully examine the gums and bones around the teeth to identify gum disease at the earliest stage possible.