Dental examinations evaluate the health of your mouth. Your dentist is trained to evaluate the tissues of your mouth, tongue, and neck to detect cancer in its earliest stages. Your dentist will also examine your teeth and gum tissue for signs of decay and periodontal disease.
River City Dental Care® offers prevention-oriented care, where relaxation techniques are employed at no charge. This includes nitrous oxide and stereo headphones with a wide selection of music to listen to during your treatment. We treat patients of all ages and provide comprehensive care for your dental health needs. A regularly scheduled oral exam is important to your over all dental health. It will include the following:
This procedure is performed by a dental hygienist or by a dentist. It is likely the most valuable visit you will make, for its main function is prevention of dental disease as well as patient education. It will include:
A sealant is a plastic material applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where decay occurs quite frequently. It will act as a barrier to help protect the areas of the teeth that are prone to decay.
When the teeth are developing, depressions and grooves form in the chewing surfaces of the enamel. These pits and fissures make great places for plaque and bits of food to hide. Sealants decrease the risk of decay by keeping out plaque and food.