Deep Teeth Cleaning & Dental Checkups In Encino, Los Angeles

 Dr. Sargon Lazarof Offers The Highest Quality Cosmetic Dentistry In The Greater Los Angeles Metro.

Unless you have gone to school to become a dentist, there are certain issues that you are not qualified to diagnose—let alone treat. And this isn’t even to mention the equipment that is needed!

During routine dental checkups, your dentist is able to take a look at your teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue and even your jaw to ensure your oral health, and diagnose any issues that may be occurring. From there, a treatment plan can be put in place.

An extremely important aspect of regular dental checkups is an x-ray. It is by x-raying a patient’s mouth that a dentist is able to better see decay, cracks and other oral health problems that are difficult or even impossible to see with the naked eye.

It is also during regular dental checkups that your dentist is able to examine your mouth to recognize tooth decay, cavities, gum disease and other oral health problems that are occurring, so they can be treated. Without regular visits, these oral health issues go unchecked, and develop further. What may have been a simple dental filling may become a root canal treatment, or even an extraction!

Make sure to regularly set appointments for dental checkups so your dentist can take a closer look at your mouth, and diagnose and treat any oral health issues that have arisen since your last visit.

Regular Dental Cleanings

Along with regular dental checkups should be regular dental cleanings. Dental cleanings are extremely important for removing plaque, debris and calculus—especially in tough to reach places like around the gum line and between the teeth. Dentists use ultrasonic scalers and other equipment to give you a deeper dental cleaning than you would be able to complete on your own at home.

During a dental cleaning, you will also have your teeth polished so they are brilliant and shiny. Floss will also be used to ensure all of the debris is removed.

You can then speak with your dentist about any tips for at home care. Don’t be shy! If you have any questions about brushing, flossing or rinsing out your mouth, now is the perfect time to ask. Once the dental cleaning is complete, be sure to set your next appointment before you leave the office.

More About Cleanings and Check-Ups

In order to keep your teeth, gums and mouth overall healthy, regular dental cleanings and dental checkups are not only helpful—but necessary. While you can do a lot for the maintenance of your oral health at home, there are certain services that require professional care. This is why it’s extremely important to make sure that you are regularly visiting the dentist for dental cleanings and dental checkups.

The Difference

If it’s been a long time since you’ve visited the dentist, or if you haven’t been taking care of your oral health the way you should be, you may be in need of a deep dental cleaning. These dental cleanings are also known as scaling and root planing.

Deep dental cleaning are different from regular dental cleanings. Where regular dental cleanings stay at and above the gum line, deep cleanings involve going below the gum line and cleaning the roots. This procedure helps to treat gum disease, by cleaning bacteria under the gum line.

Deep cleanings are more intensive, but are necessary to avoid periodontitis—which can lead to both bone and tooth loss.

Visits Between Cleanings

While you should have a dental cleaning and dental checkup scheduled for every six months, there will likely be times that you’ll need to see the dentist between cleanings. If you are having oral health issues, don’t wait six months to have them taken care of! Instead, schedule an appointment with your dentist between cleanings. Some of the reasons for a visit between dental cleanings and dental checkups may include:

  • A Cracked Tooth
  • Tooth Pain
  • Jaw Pain
  • A Loose Tooth
  • Redness and Swelling of the Gums
  • Damage to the Cheeks, Teeth and/or Gums
  • A Tooth That Has Been Knocked Out or Has Fallen Out
  • Irritation of the Teeth, Gums or Other Areas of the Mouth

Visit Frequencies

Dental cleanings and dental checkups are fundamental for good oral health, and they need to be scheduled for every six months. If you haven’t had a cleaning in a long time—even years—it’s never too late to schedule a dental cleaning and dental checkup! If you don’t already have your next cleaning/checkup scheduled, do so as soon as possible.

Your Child’s First Cleaning

Dental cleanings and dental checkups aren’t just important for adults—they are necessary for children as well. Your child should have their first dental checkup and cleaning at around 12 months, but you may want to take them in earlier if there seems to be any issues with the way they are teething. Even if your child’s teeth have not fully developed by 12 months, they should still be taken to a dentist for a dental checkup.

Choose The Right Dentist for You and Your Family

Because you will be seeing your dentist at least twice a year—if not more—it’s important to choose the right dentist for both your family and you. There are a few different factors that you’ll want to consider when choosing the right dentist.

If you have a spouse and/or kids, you may want to consider a family dentist. They will be able to take care of every member of your family—including both children and adults. You’ll also want to consider cost and insurance. See if a specific dentist is in your network. Finally, you’ll want to consider how much you (and your family) like your dentist. There are plenty of quality dentists that also are easy to work with, and have a pleasant demeanor. Whomever you choose, just make sure you have an appointment in the books with your dentist for at least six months from now—if not sooner.

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Sargon Dental Institute

16101 Ventura Blvd. Suite #350
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 380-9057