Your Dental Exam with Dr. Lambetecchio will include
A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by Dr. Catherine Lambetecchio at your initial dental visit. With regular check-up exams, Dr. Lambetecchio and her hygienist will include the following:
Examination of diagnostic x-rays: Essential for the detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. Cancer is often first found in the patients mouth. X-rays will help determine tooth and root positions.
Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:
- Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
- Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
- Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
- Teeth Whitening: services are also available. We are offering a whitening special so please inquire within. Tooth Whitening will enhance your smiles appearance and enhance your smile.