A thorough exam by our experienced team
Preventative dentistry isn’t just routine dental cleanings and exams. We also make sure to use or state of the art diagnostics to perform x-rays and oral cancer screenings
We want to know the exact state of your state of oral health. Your new patient exam will include a series of leading-edge diagnostics that will provide us with a comprehensive understanding of your specific case.
We take low-radiation digital X-rays of your mouth to capture detailed views of your teeth, mouth and gums. Digital X-rays show us calculus buildup, tooth decay, bone loss, information about the state of your previous dental work and the condition of your root canals.
Digital X-rays to get an accurate view of the condition of your teeth.
3D Dental CT Scan
As needed, we take a 3D dental CT scan which give us a detailed view of your entire mouth in one single image. This provides us with information about your teeth, upper and lower jaws, sinuses, gums, and surrounding tissues.
Our intraoral camera is a small, handheld, pen-sized camera used to capture crisp magnified images of the interior of your mouth. The images are immediately displayed on a computer monitor in full-color, allowing you to see exactly what we see. This visual communication helps us explain what procedures may be needed.
Full series of digital photos
Digital photos of your face and smile provide reference material for treatment planning. They are also used to demonstrate the results of your dental work with “before” and “after” photos.
A full series of digital photos are taken for use in studying your smile.
Thorough Exam and Consultation
Periodontal exam for gum disease
Our well-trained hygienists will check the depths of your gum pockets for signs of gum (periodontal) disease. Healthy gums have a pocket depth of up to three millimeters, and depths beyond four millimeters indicate periodontal disease.
Dr. Kuhn or Dr. Grimshaw will go over the results of the X-rays with you in a consultation.
You will next meet with the doctor, who will do an oral exam and go over your X-rays with you, explaining what they show.
Oral cancer screening
Although oral cancer is rare, we like to ensure your oral health by screening with an amazing new technology called VizLite®. We screen for cancer during each routine examination. The diagnostic process is quick and painless and it detects, identifies, and marks any tissue abnormalities, and is used in combination with visual exams.
Head and neck exam
The doctor will conduct an extraoral exam of your head and neck, and check the alignment of your bite (the way your teeth meet).
The doctor will review the results of your examination with you and explain your options for treatment so that you may make well informed decisions about your dental care.
Gentle, Thorough Cleanings
Our hygienists are highly trained and very friendly.
Advanced training and experience
Our highly trained hygienists are skilled and experienced with dental cleanings. They have completed many hours of continuing education courses at LVI Global Institute and are committed to advancing their knowledge about the most effective and efficient ways to care for your teeth and gums through preventative dentistry practices.
Continuity of care
You will be regularly scheduled with the same hygienist to provide continuity of care, which increases the quality of long-term treatment. Your hygienist will have a complete understanding of your oral health and specific needs.
Our hygienists use ultrasonic scalers to quickly and painlessly remove hardened plaque and tough stains from the surface of your teeth. Ultrasonic scalers use high-frequency sound waves to remove buildup without harming your teeth.
We are firm believers in providing education that will help you take control of your dental health. Periodontal patients will be scheduled for an education appointment where they will be shown proper oral care with sonic toothbrushes and water picks.
Our hygienists offer friendly tips on preventative dentistry like proper brushing and flossing.
If you have received dental implants, we will teach you the specific techniques necessary to keep your implants and the surrounding gum tissue healthy.
Treating Mild to Severe Gum Disease
We use ultrasonic scaling and lasers to effectively treat gum disease without surgery. We also offer many noninvasive approaches to managing gum disease so you can enjoy good health without sacrificing comfort.
Learn more about our Gum Disease treatment.