Grandridge Dental is proud to provide new and existing patients with comprehensive dental checkups. These routine examinations allow our experts to properly manage your oral health and provide timely treatment if any important issues are discovered. It is recommended that all of our patients visit Grandridge Dental at least twice per year for a complete dental checkup.
Every complete dental checkup at our practice includes a professional teeth cleaning, digital X-rays when necessary and an oral cancer screening. We also use this time to check for any signs or symptoms of tooth decay and gum disease. A complete dental checkup is also a good opportunity to examine existing tooth restorations, including all sealants, crowns, fillings and veneers for wear and tear and to consider making replacements or repairs if needed.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Also called prophylaxis, a professional teeth cleaning consists of a deep cleanse of the entire mouth, including all teeth and gums. We utilize special dental tools to remove any hardened plaque that has accumulated on the surface of one’s teeth and below the gum line. The teeth are also thoroughly cleansed and polished to eliminate surface stains and any remaining plaque. These cleanings provide the patient with a sense of oral freshness and reduced bad breath for many months to come.
Grandridge Dental uses digital X-rays to examine the hidden areas inside your mouth, revealing any potential problems or issues. This process allows us to instantly obtain the best possible understanding of any symptoms that may be affecting your dental health.
Oral Cancer Screening
An oral cancer screening is one of the most important aspects of any complete dental checkup. We examine the lips, tongue, face, gums, throat and oral tissues for any abnormalities that may suggest the presence of cancer. A biopsy will be conducted as soon as possible in the event that anything noteworthy is discovered.
Get on the right track for great oral health with a complete dental checkup at Grandridge Dental. Please call us at (509) 737-1800 to schedule an appointment.