Full Mouth Dental Cleaning
You can prevent dental conditions by seeing your dentist and hygienist on a regular basis. Regular visits to the dentist are recommended at least once every six months in order to maintain proper oral hygiene and screen for any potential problems. Receiving regular checkups can help improve your dental health and prevent major problems from developing. These checkups involve a full mouth cleaning as well.
A dental checkup appointment may also include Digital X-rays to provide your doctor with full, detailed images of your teeth that can help detect early signs of decay or disease. These images can be viewed together by the doctor and patient in order to determine any potential problems and decide upon the best treatment options. Digital X-rays are becoming more and more common and produce immediate images that can be easily managed.
Dr. Yeager's office uses the DEXIS Platinum sensor. Through a combination of advanced hardware and software technologies, the sensor is able to deliver clinically meaningful images that are extremely clear and highly detailed.
Detection of Dental Caries
In addition to digital x-rays, our hygienists use DEXIS CariVu™ to help aid in the detection of dental caries, otherwise known as tooth decay. CariVu™ is a compact, portable device that uses patented transillumination technology to support the identification of occlusal, interproximal and recurrent carious lesions and cracks. Traditionally, decay in these areas are more difficult if not impossible to detect with digital x-rays alone, so when you come for your appointment you can be confident that you are getting a thorough exam.