Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Checkups and cleanings are the most important part of your dental care, and for most patients should be scheduled no more than six months apart. Professional examinations are necessary to prevent the onset of issues such as tooth decay and gum disease, as well as to check for concerns such as bruxism/TMJ disorder, and oral cancer. For a more thorough inspection, we utilize an intraoral camera and digital X-rays that produce high-quality diagnostic images both faster and safer than traditional X-rays.
A dental cleaning is essentially a professional version of brushing and flossing your teeth (which you must do at least twice every day to keep them clean between visits). Using special equipment, your hygienist will carefully remove plaque and tartar (calcified plaque) that have accumulated on your teeth. Plaque and tartar consist of harmful oral bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Therefore, routinely ridding your teeth of this harmful bacteria is the cornerstone of successful preventive dentistry.
Scaling and Root Planing
Patients who show signs of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, may require a more comprehensive deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing, to remove harmful bacteria from underneath their gums. Depending on how severe the gingivitis is, the procedure may require more than one visit, and patients with more advanced gum disease may require also additional periodontal treatment.
Schedule a Visit at Oxnard Dentistry Today!
At Oxnard Dentistry, our goal is to empower patients to take excellent care of their smiles through our educational approach to dental treatment. Every patient receives personalized, high-quality dental care, along with knowledge about their dental health and how to achieve and maintain their best smile for life. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Oxnard Dentistry in Oxnard, CA, today at (805) 604-9999. We also proudly serve patients from in and around Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Moore Park, and all surrounding communities.