A complete dental exam and cleaning are suggested twice a year for children and adults of all ages. During your initial dental examination at Glen Allen Dentistry, our staff will take complete oral X-rays to ensure the healthiness of your gums, teeth, and jaw. X-rays will not be mandatory at all visits, and we will let you know if xrays are needed more then once a year.
During the check-up, patients get a thorough examination for their teeth, gums, tongue, jaw, and neck. The dentist will inspect every tooth for cavities, plaque, or damage. Looking at your gums will tell us if any gum disease exists or needs care. Your entire head area is examined for other related issues such as TMJ disorder. If required treatment is needed, we will take additional X-rays and diagnose what the problem is.
After the examination is complete, one of our experienced hygienists will perform a complete cleaning. Professional cleanings are encouraged twice a year to prevent gum disease and quickly find and establish a treatment for any oral health conditions. A professional cleaning is secondary to the oral hygiene you maintain at home.
It is strongly encouraged that patients brush and floss their teeth twice a day . Call us today at (804) 261-1970 or submit a request for an appointment online!