Dental Cleanings & X-Rays
Many people are frightened of their local dentist. Perhaps they had a bad experience in the past, or they just don’t like the dental cleaning procedure overall. Whatever the case, most people don’t look forward to going to the dentist for their regular dental cleanings.
Corsi Dental is your local Woodbury dentist who ensures you are comfortable during your dental cleanings. We understand that we’re not exactly your preferred way to spend your time, so we work quickly yet carefully to ensure you are taken care of. Below, we’ll go over just a bit more in-depth of what you can expect at your next dental cleaning. Contact our dental office in Woodbury today!
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A DENTAL CLEANING
A dental cleaning, of course! While you expect your teeth to be cleaned during a dental cleaning appointment and for you to leave the dentist’s office with pearly white teeth, there are a lot of other important procedures that happen during your dental cleaning.
You will usually begin your dental cleaning with a dental hygienist, or someone who is trained to clean teeth. They will perform a quick dental exam where the overall health of your teeth and gums are assessed. They are also looking for anything they need to notify your dentist of that may be concerning to them. If you need dental X-rays, they will be taken before your dental cleaning begins.
After your X-rays and initial dental exam are finished, your dental cleaning will begin. Here, plaque and tartar will be removed all around the gumline and your teeth. This can make a scraping sound that is perfectly normal. The more you brush and care for your teeth, the less buildup you will have.
Your teeth will then be polished and brushed with a gritty toothpaste that can leave a funny taste in your mouth. Your teeth will be flossed, and your dental hygienist will be looking for any trouble spots. After this, your teeth will be given a thorough rinsing to remove any residual cleaning materials from your teeth. You have a fluoride treatment applied as well.
Once the dental hygienist has done their part, the dentist will be called in. They will perform a more thorough exam of your teeth, looking for signs of oral cancer, cavities, the beginnings of gum disease, and any other signs of abnormalities in your mouth. They will test your jaw as well. Afterward, the dentist will let you know if there were any signs of trouble, but most of the time, you will make your next dental cleaning appointment and be on your way!
Our office provides cleaning services for your teeth. Your dental cleaning allows an opportunity for Dr. Corsi and his hygienist to do a close-up examination of your teeth while cleaning away plaque and tartar build-up. If these aren’t removed from your teeth, they can start to cause more serious problems such as gingivitis and periodontal disease. A dental cleaning in our office will leave your teeth feeling smooth and clean and give you a brighter, whiter smile.
Digital Dental X-Rays
X-rays of your teeth can give our dental team important insight into your oral health. A dental x-ray allows our dentist to see past the surface of your teeth, straight to the core structure of your teeth as well as your jaw bone. Dental x-rays help identify issues with cavities, bone loss, and other issues that may not readily be apparent during the comprehensive dental exam. Based on the results of your x-rays, our dental team can develop a plan that gives you comprehensive care to treat current issues prevent further damage, and restore the health and beauty of our teeth.
You can make an appointment for your dental cleaning and x-rays by calling us or you can contact us through our website. We specialize in providing general dental care as well as dental care for special needs patients and those who suffer from dental anxiety. Get the dental care you need from a gentle, compassionate team!
CHOOSE CORSI DENTAL IN WOODBURY TODAY
Corsi Dental takes pride in being the best Woodbury dentist. We focus on your customer experience and want to make sure you not only have all of your questions answered, but that your time with us is pleasant. Our friendly staff can answer any billing or dental insurance questions you may have. Our local dentists are passionate about helping you care for your teeth. If you have a dental emergency, call us with your questions or concerns. Your teeth should never hurt you. Our expert staff can help determine if you need to see one of our dentists.
Our Woodbury dentists recommend that you have your teeth cleaned twice a year. These preventative dental cleanings and X-rays will help you to not only keep your teeth extremely healthy, but to fend off dental problems down the road. Remember that you only have one set of adult teeth so do your part to care for them. Call Corsi Dental in Woodbury for your next dental cleaning!