New patients receive a comprehensive examination which includes a screening for oral cancer, gum and bone disease, blood pressure, and systemic disorders. A routine oral exam is performed on established patients to determine any changes in dental and health status since the previous visit.
Your gum tissue is measured with a fine instrument ruler to calibrate in millimeters pocket depth between the tooth and the connective gum tissue around the tooth. Pocket depths more than 4 millimeters could indicate disease and infection. The deeper the pocket, the greater the extent plaque bacteria collects and infection in gum disease develops.
X-rays are taken as needed.
Tooth scaling and root planing occur as needed.
Routine cleanings also include a professional polishing (Prophy) that removes only the soft sticky plaque that is above the gum line.
On behalf of everyone at American Dental Offices, I accepted the Chamber of Commerce award for Health Care Provider of the Year.
The Citations (we received 3) were addressed to "American Dental" and presented by the head councilwoman.
They seemed very proud of us and the contributions we make to improving the health of all the communities we serve.
Congratulations to everyone on the great American dental team!
- Dr. Phil
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