Routine Cleanings & Exams
Your smile looks great and you take good care of your teeth at home. So do you really need to come in for your routine cleaning and exam? Yes! When you come in to visit us every six months, as we recommend, we get the chance to take a closer look at your teeth, gums, tongue, and jaw to make sure everything is still healthy. Problems like decay or infection can go unnoticed, not showing any signs until we have to use invasive measures to restore health to your smile.
Our goal is to provide treatment that is not only effective, but also conservative. We don’t want to perform a root canal if we don’t have to! At Las Cruces Dental Solutions, we recommend all of our patients come in for regular dental exams and cleanings to keep their mouths in great health.
What to Expect
When you visit for your routine dental appointment, we strive to make sure that your appointment is effective and efficient. We don’t want to keep you longer than we have to, so we call you back fast and get right to work. Once you’re in the dental chair, we take X-rays if it’s been a while. Images from our digital X-rays are available almost immediately, and we’re able to get a good look at your teeth and jaw bone. If we notice any issues, we’ll let you know and discuss a treatment plan with you – we can usually begin treatment that same day so you don’t have to come back later.
After we’ve taken X-rays, we clean the plaque off your teeth. This lets us get a good look at the surface of your teeth as well as your gums. Your dentist will then come in to look over your X-rays, perform a more detailed exam, and go over any concerns you have. Then your hygienist will polish your teeth, and you’ll be all set!
Benefits of Routine Appointments
Coming in for regular dental appointments provides you with many health benefits, including:
- Brighter smile and fresher breath
- Early detection of decay
- Boost in overall health
- Early intervention if gum disease is present
- Save money – bigger problems require more expensive treatments