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Preventive Cleanings and Exams


Cleanings

Professional cleanings performed by a licensed hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist at Crafton Dental will:
•  Remove plaque build-up from the surfaces of teeth. Bacteria in the mouth form plaque, which collects on teeth and causes decay, gum disease and gingivitis
•  Remove tartar from teeth surfaces. Tartar, or calculus, is plaque that has become hardened on the teeth; its removal requires scaling.
•  Remove surface stains from teeth through polishing

Examinations

Regular examinations by Dr. Lisa Crafton help detect and prevent dental health issues before they become serious. Consistent dental check-ups help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small treatable problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair. Dental examinations generally include the following:
•  Gum screening
•  Oral cancer screening
•  Visual tooth decay evaluation
•  Gum pocket measurement and tracking (periodontal evaluation)
•  X-ray examination to detect: tooth decay, cysts, tumors, problems below the gums, and other hidden issues

Remember, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." -Benjamin Franklin

X-rays (Radiographs)


Dental x-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Your Columbia dentist can detect issues with x-rays before they become problematic, saving you discomfort, time, and money. X-rays are primarily used to detect internal tooth decay, abcesses (fluid filled sacks at the base of your teeth), tumors, and/or impacted teeth and teeth that are still erupting.
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