In our office you may hear some terms that are new to you, such as prophylaxis, instead of the term "cleaning" you have been used to hear. We feel that cleaning teeth can be done by our patients at home with a toothbrush, floss or additional dental aids. Prophylaxis , a procedure that is provided by our Hygienist, is necessary to maintain your gums and teeth in healthy state. These visits are often alternated with your general dental office. It is critical to long term treatment success that these visits occur at regular intervals recommended by Dr. Aldallal, generally every 6 months.
Below is a list of services that may be provided during this appointment:
This exam, done every 1-2 years, gives the doctor the opportunity to completely review your dental health. The exam includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation (gum & bone) consisting of probing; pocket depths, bone levels, recession, points of bleeding, mobility and a bite evaluation as well as decay detection. This service may coincide with a complete series of dental x-rays (eighteen films every 2-3 years), This service is provided to our patients in order to maintain optimal dental health at the highest standard of care available.