What Happens During A Dental Checkup?
Most people only take a trip to the dentist’s when they have a toothache or are in need of a cosmetic procedure, but rarely just for a dental checkup. This is because they believe they are already doing enough to keep any potential infections and problems at bay.
At Gregory Robins DDS, we understand that there are things your toothbrush just can’t help with.
What we recommend
We recommend that you go for dental checkup at least once every year to ensure these little things don’t add up to bring about more serious problems in the future.
Below is everything a dental checkup procedure entails:
At Gregory Robins DDS, dental cleaning is our fast segment of the procedure.
It involves use of an instrument called a scaler to scrape off tartar and plaque that may have accumulated under and along your gum line and on the surface of your teeth.
You’re then rinsed clean to wash off the debris particles the scaler just dislodged from your teeth.
The dentist will then thoroughly brush your teeth using a special electric brush and grainy toothpaste to get rid of any plaque that may have been half-scraped.
After rinsing your mouth clean, the oral hygienist or dentist will use special instruments to inspect your mouth for signs of tooth decay and gum disease.
Your tongue, palate and lips will be for signs of oral infections such as oral cancer.
Your teeth will be inspected for any evidence of grinding or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and your gums for any abnormal redness, swelling or red pockets.
Who qualifies for a dental checkup?
Virtually everyone is qualified for a Dental Checkup in West Covina. Save for a little bleeding that may arise from the scaler scratching against your gums, there are virtually no other risks associated with the procedure.