During your first visit to a family dental practice like KRB Dentistry, your dentist takes a full health history, and you undergo a thorough cleaning and exam, including X-rays.
During the dental exam, Dr. Bari or another dentist at KRB Dentistry looks for signs of disease or other dental problems that affect your teeth, gums, and mouth. Then, the dentist confirms their diagnosis with X-rays.
At this time, the dentist also determines what type of cleaning is required, depending on the amount of plaque buildup and bone loss. X-rays help your dentist diagnose issues that otherwise go unnoticed, including decay in between your teeth, bone loss, damage to your jawbone, impacted teeth, abscesses, cysts, and tumors.
During your cleaning, the dentist scrapes or cleans along and below your gum line with a hand scaler or an ultrasonic scaler to remove all of the built-up plaque and tartar that causes gum disease, cavities, bad breath, and other oral problems. Once all of your plaque and tartar are removed, your teeth are flossed and polished.
To enjoy high-quality, specialized dental care for your entire family, call or make an appointment online today at KRB Dentistry in Rosenberg, Texas.