Cleanings & Exams
Professional cleanings performed by a licensed dentist or hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist at North Downtown Seattle Dental will remove:
Some patients will require a deep cleaning due to gum disease and past periodontal treatments. Dr. Starks or Dr. Ip will review your past dental history and identify any issues for which you may need treatment.
ExaminationsRegular examinations, by Dr. Starks or Dr. Ip, help detect and prevent 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:
X-rays (Radiographs)Dental x-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Your Seattle dentist can detect issues with x-rays before they become problems, saving you money in the long run by preventing the need for more expensive procedures or surgeries. X-rays are primarily used to detect internal tooth decay, cysts (fluid filled sacks at the base of your teeth), tumors, impacted teeth, and teeth that are still erupting.
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