When you visit Dental Associates of Aurora for the first time, Dr. Lee and our staff will perform a comprehensive dental exam to get a clear picture of your overall dental health. This thorough examination will include the following:
- Digital X-Ray Examination: X-rays help us determine tooth and root positions. They also detect tooth decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. Our digital x-rays are faster, more comfortable, and deliver higher quality results.
- Oral Cancer Screening: Visually scan the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, soft tissues, and gums for any sign of oral cancer. Catching it early makes all the difference!
- Gum Disease Evaluation: Evaluate gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease. Again, catching it early allows for effective treatment.
- Existing Restoration Examination: Check existing dental restorations in mouth including fillings and crowns. This gives an overview of the current state of these restorations.
A professional cleaning from the hygienists at Dental Associates of Aurora begins with making sure you’re 100% comfortable. We then remove plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth before polishing them to remove any stains on the surface. You’ll then rinse with a fluoride mouthwash to strengthen the tooth enamel and help in preventing tooth decay. We’ll also perform a periodontal screening to ensure no early signs of gingivitis or periodontics are present in the mouth. After the cleaning, Dr. Lee, or one of our talented hygienists, will give you personalized recommendations for preventing cavities and periodontal disease.