Dental Exams in Bryan-College Station, Texas
A Dental Exam is a visual inspection of the mouth, head, and neck to detect abnormalities. Dr. Rahimi-Thronton will examine your teeth for signs of decay. Next, she will examine your gums and soft structures in your mouth for signs of infection or disease.
When your examination is complete, Dr. Rahimi-Thornton will make recommendations for your home oral health care and a treatment plan.
A dental cleaning, removes dental plaque and tartar (calculus) from the teeth. Specialized instruments are used to remove these deposits without harming the teeth gently.
First, an ultrasonic device that emits vibrations and is cooled by water is used to loosen larger pieces of tartar. Next, hand tools are used to remove smaller deposits and smooth the tooth surfaces manually. Once all the tooth surfaces have been cleaned of tartar and plaque, the teeth are polished.
To provide you with the best possible care, Dr. Rahimi-Thornton needs to accurately evaluate and diagnose your oral health. Dental X-rays are a painless procedure but require that you remain motionless while the pictures are taken.
Dental X-rays emit no more radiation than watching television or spending a day in the sun. As a precaution, a lead apron will be placed on your body.
Oral hygiene is necessary for eliminating bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria build to form plaque that can harden and lead to long-term ailments such as gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, and periodontal disease if it is not removed. A good dental care routine and regular checkups will keep your mouth healthy and prevent inflammation, infection, decay, and tooth loss.