As you can tell from our name, we place a lot of emphasis on treating gum disease and replacing missing teeth in our practice.
Nevertheless, we would much rather help our patients prevent those problems, which is why we offer professional dental cleanings and examinations as well.
We recommend a cleaning every few months to remove plaque and tartar buildup. By doing this, you can reduce your risk of needing the other services we offer at Dental Implants and Periodontology Of Arizona.
If you live in or near Phoenix, now would be a good time to schedule a dental cleaning at our dentist office.
Your First Appointment
We want you to know what you can expect if you are a new patient at our office.
First and foremost, we welcome anyone — patients who are new to the area, patients who are looking for a new dentist, and patients who may not have been to the dentist in years.
In addition to a warm reception from our staff, we also try to make our patients feel as comfortable as possible. One way we do this is by having Tempur-Pedic chairs for our patients. (This is the same company known for making comfortable mattresses.)
If you like, we can provide an eye mask, a pillow, and a blanket to help you feel as cozy as possible.
For new patients, we do a thorough examination in addition to providing a complete dental cleaning.
We will take photos of your mouth and teeth. We also make digital X-rays to examine your teeth and how they are aligned.
We give you an oral cancer screening, and we will look for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease. If we find any problems, we will let you know about it and what can be done to correct it.
Gum disease is a widespread problem throughout the United States. If you haven’t been to the dentist in several years, then you may be more likely to have periodontal problems.
We may recommend a deep cleaning to remove the causes of gum disease from your mouth.
During a typical cleaning, a dentist or hygienist will remove tartar and plaque buildup on your teeth. A deep cleaning may include scaling and root planing. During this procedure, the dentist or hygienist will go under your gumline to remove any tartar, plaque, and bacteria around the roots of your teeth.
To assist us, we may use perioscopy. This involves a small camera that we can place into the harder to reach spaces in your mouth.
The camera provides our dental team with a magnified view of your teeth and gums. This helps use to locate problem areas that we may not have been able to see with our eyes alone.
Dealing With Dental Anxiety
One of the reasons that many patients avoid the dentist is due to dental anxiety or fear of the dentist. This is a perfectly understandable concern. It’s also one we believe we can help you manage with dental sedation.
We use oral conscious sedation in our practice. Patients who receive sedation dentistry will take a pill about an hour before their treatment begins.
Sedation dentistry can help in a few ways. It provides an analgesic benefit, so you won’t feel any pain during your procedure. It also has an amnesiac effect, which means you may not have any memory of your treatment. While you are sedated, you will remain relaxed, and you won’t gag.
After your treatment is complete, you will need a family member or friend to take you home.The effects of the sedation can last for a few hours, so you should plan to rest following your appointment.
Routine cleanings at our dentist office in Phoenix should be part of your efforts to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
But the foundation for good oral health starts with your daily dental hygiene routine. You should brush your teeth twice a day every day for two minutes each time, according to the American Dental Association.
It’s just as important for your to floss between your teeth daily, according to the ADA. Using dental floss allows you to clean the places that you can not reach by brushing alone.
Schedule Your Cleaning Soon
If you haven’t already done so, now would be a good time to schedule a cleaning and examination at Dental Implants and Periodontology Of Arizona. To make your appointment, use our online form or call our dentist office in Phoenix at 602-842-6841.
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