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General Dentistry

Dentistry involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (associated with the jaw and face) region of the body. Below you will find the different types of general dentistry we can help you with.

Dental Exams and Cleanings

Dental exams and cleanings are a vital part of your oral care. They help us to catch any problems early and before they have a chance to cause serious and painful problems. We suggest that patients see us twice a year for an exam and cleaning.

What does a dental exam involve?

X-Rays

X-Rays are totally essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.

Gum Disease Evaluation

We examine the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.

Examination for tooth decay

All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.

Exam of restorations

We check any fillings, crowns, or other restorative work you have had done in order to determine whether it is in good repair or requires replacement.

What does a professional dental cleaning involve?

At Logan Peak Dental cleanings are always performed by Registered Dental Hygienists.

Removal of plaque

Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is actually a living, growing colony of bacteria that feed on food debris on the tooth surface and sometimes beneath the gum line. As they feed, the bacteria produce toxins that inflame the gums and cause periodontal disease.

Removal of tartar

Tartar is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Tartar forms above and below the gum line, and can only be removed with special dental instruments.

Teeth polishing

Your dental hygienist will also use special polishing equipment to remove stains and plaque that was not already removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

Flouride

We use fluoride to help promote the process of remineralization and makes sure that the enamel which is replaced during the process is stronger and less susceptible to breakdown. It also works against the destructive acid produced by plaque which is extremely important in preventing tooth decay

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