Dental cleanings and exams from Dr. Chet Swartzentruber prevent dental issues from causing damage to your smile and your budget. Through routine maintenance of your teeth and gums at Carmichael Dental Care in Montgomery, AL, you will:Dr. Keahey on Dental Cleanings and Exams Read Transcript
For patients, what most patients could expect for a first visit to see us: we will be heading down to meet the staff, come into the room, start off with a healthcare questionnaire, and we want to sit down and go over concerns and problems the patient has. Usually involves X-rays: some are full mouth, bite wings, or panoramic, or a view of all. Intra-oral exam, soft tissue exam, paperwork afterwards, and then, depending if treatment is needed or not, a treatment plan or options thereof on the way out.
We find it important to be on a regular schedule as a patient. We recommend twice a year as a minimum for prohpys. We also recommend X-ray work. We can't see what's underneath soft tissue, we can't see in-between teeth. We like to have a soft tissue exam. The Southeast is known for a very large population of oral cancer, so we want to check to make sure we don't have any issues in that theme. We want to make sure chewing is correct, any other para habits they may have, such as paroxysm, we do do some work with sleep apnea. We want to make sure you're in your best health you can be and we want to make sure your oral is, as well as the rest of your body.
- Enjoy a healthier smile that you can proudly share
- Ensure your oral health, which affects your overall health
- Avoid dealing with the hassle of expensive or intrusive dental treatments later
Call 334-600-1423 to schedule your dental cleaning and exam at our Montgomery, AL dentist office, Carmichael Dental Care. We provide gentle and helpful treatments for patients of all ages.
Improving Your Smile With Dental Cleanings & Exams
Dental cleanings and exams are very simple yet important aspects of our Montgomery, AL office’s general dentistry services. These no-fuss procedures include:
- Having digital X-rays taken of your smile, which are safer than traditional X-rays and ensure we see exactly what’s happening with each of your teeth
- An oral cancer screening
- A swift dental cleaning to rid your teeth of plaque and tartar that over-the-counter products just can’t remove
- Fluoride treatments or fluoride varnish to fight bacteria that causes tooth decay
- Nutritional counseling to benefit your smile’s health and your diet
While you’re here, we may also recommend dental sealants to further shield your teeth from decay. Sealants will save you time and money spent on tooth fillings to repair cavities. If we notice any irregularities in your smile after reviewing your X-rays, we’ll recommend the proper course of action for those issues as well. For example, we can save you the discomfort of wisdom teeth that may be on their way to affecting your smile.
Providing Comfort And Compassion For All
Even though dental cleanings and exams are painless and not a big deal to most people, our team understands how greatly patients of all ages can be affected by dental anxiety. If a tooth is sensitive to the touch, we will be extra gentle and sufficiently numb the area during any treatment.
We also provide laughing gas to help soothe the nerves of anxious patients. Laughing gas is also safe for children, who can be understandably afraid to visit the dentist. Our caring staff will also ensure you have the best possible experience and accommodate your needs.
Call Carmichael Dental Care in Montgomery, AL at 334-600-1423 to schedule your appointment today. We’re also happy to answer any questions you may have before your visit, so contact us any time.
Dr. Chet Swartzentruber, Montgomery, AL dentist from Carmichael Dental Care, is a member of the Alabama Dental Association, and other trusted dental organizations.