Why are Dental Exams and Cleanings So Important?
Plaque and calculus can accumulate around teeth and under gums, causing a cascade of dental problems. These can include but are not limited to tooth decay, gingivitis, bone loss, and halitosis (bad breath). Eventually, you can experience tooth loss. Routine cleaning is a necessity to rid the mouth of harmful bacterias and to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles.
What to Expect
45 min – 1.5 hours
At Comfort Dental RI, our initial exam includes a thorough check of your teeth and gums in order to create a treatment plan. It will also include low radiation digital x-rays to detect decay between teeth. An oral cancer screening is done at this time as well. Our cleaning then is performed using hand instruments and an ultrasonic scaler to gently break up plaque and tartar that builds up below the gum line. You will be sent home with the knowledge to keep your teeth in top shape between visits so that future cleanings will be effortless and easy.
Digital (low-radiation) X-rays
You will be sent home with a clean mouth, and the knowledge to keep your teeth in top shape between visits. Future cleanings will be effortless and easy.
Hours of Operation
MON – FRI
9:00am – 6:00pm
8:00am – 1:00pm
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