Prevention & Gum Care

Dental Exam

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by Dr. Christopher Bailey at your New Patient Dental Visit. Dr. Bailey and his experienced dental team perform the following during each dental checkup:


  • Examination of digital x-rays. They are essential for the detection of tooth decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root conditions that may need attention.

  • Oral cancer screening: An examination of the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for early signs of oral cancer.

  • Gum disease, also known as (periodontal disease) evaluation: An evaluation of the gums and bone around the teeth, looking for any signs of concern.

  • Tooth Examination: All tooth surfaces will be examined for decay.

  • Restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, implants for any concerns.


Dental Cleanings

Dr. Bailey's caring and gentle hygienists take the time to make sure that you are comfortable and relaxed during your dental cleaning appointment. Your cleaning appointment will typically follow a dental exam and include the following:


  • Removal of tartar: Tartar (Calculus) is hardened plaque that has bonded to the surface of the tooth. Calculus can form above and below the gum line and requires special dental instruments to remove.

  • Removal of plaque: Plaque is the early stage of tartar buildup. It contains bacteria producing toxins (poisons) that inflame and infect the gums. This inflammation is the first stages of periodontal disease.

  • Teeth polishing: This process removes stains from your teeth that may not have been removed during your initial cleaning. 






Prevention and Gum Care
  • Health Smile Tips

  • Dental Care for Kids

  • Cosmetic Treatments

  • Replacing Teeth

Many more topics are provided in the Patient Education Center

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