Welcome to Parkway Family Dentistry. We thank you for choosing us to be your dental health provider. Here are some things to expect during your first visit.
- A thorough cleaning
Checkups almost always include a complete cleaning, either from our dentist or a dental hygienist. Using special instruments, a dental hygienist will scrape below the gumline, removing built-up plaque and tartar that can cause gum disease, cavities, bad breath and other problems. Your dentist or hygienist may also polish and floss your teeth.
- A full examination
We will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth, looking for signs of disease or other problems. Our goal is to help maintain your good oral health and to prevent problems from becoming serious, by identifying and treating them as soon as possible.
Depending on your age, risks of disease and symptoms, we may recommend X-rays. X-rays can diagnose problems otherwise unnoticed, such as damage to jawbones, impacted teeth, abscesses, cysts or tumors, and decay between the teeth.