Family Dental Services

Exam & Dental Cleaning in Greenville, TX

Patient enquiring about our Exam & Dental Cleaning in Greenville, TX.
Hygiene/Periodontal Health

While at the office of Dr. Graham-Wyatt, we make sure that you receive the highest level of service and ensure that our dental cleanings are of the highest quality. To ensure that you maintain great oral health, this level of quality needs to extend into your personal oral hygiene routine. We can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy and white. If you have any questions about your current hygiene plan, please ask us.

Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. We can provide periodontal cleanings and treatment, or refer you to one of our recommended specialists. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of dental cleanings for patients. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is extremely important in being able to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem.

The oral cancer screening is often completed with an ultraviolet light or similar device that allows us to view issues that can’t always be detected by the human eye under normal conditions.

Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, be assured you will be receiving regular screenings when you visit our practice.

Periodontal Therapy (Deep Cleaning/Root Planning)

Often there is plaque and tartar that accumulates below the gum line. During dental cleanings, we will clean and smooth this area with special instruments to ensure that the area is completely spotless. If this area is not kept clean the entire area can become irritated with the bacteria that resides in the tartar and plaque. It’s very important that our hygienist checks this area if you have bleeding during brushing.

Dental Exams & Cleanings FAQ

What is involved in a dental exam and cleaning?

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A dental exam involves our dentist conducting a comprehensive check-up of your gums, teeth, and mouth to detect any potential issues. A cleaning, also known as prophylaxis, typically involves removing plaque and tartar build-up, polishing teeth, and sometimes, fluoride treatment. The aim is to maintain your oral health and prevent dental diseases.

How often should I get a dental exam and cleaning?

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Our dentist recommends a dental exam and cleaning at least twice a year. However, if you have specific oral health issues, more frequent visits may be advised to manage conditions like gum disease or to monitor ongoing treatments.

Why are regular dental exams and cleanings important?

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Regular dental exams and cleanings are crucial for preventing dental diseases, early detection of problems such as cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer, and maintaining overall oral health. They can save you time, discomfort, and money by catching issues early or preventing them altogether.

What should I expect after a dental cleaning?

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After a dental cleaning, your teeth may feel smoother and appear brighter. Some patients experience mild sensitivity or slight bleeding, especially if there was significant tartar build-up or gum inflammation. Any discomfort should subside quickly, but if you have concerns, consult with our dentist.

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