Comprehensive Evaluation / Oral Examination
An oral examination is a visual inspection of the mouth, head, and neck, performed to detect abnormalities. Radiographs allow for a more complete examination, helping the doctor to detect cavities, problems in existing dental restorations, gum and bone recession, or other abnormal conditions within the mouth, head, and neck area.
A dental cleaning, also known as an oral prophylaxis, is the removal of dental plaque and tartar (calculus) from the teeth. Specialized instruments are used to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. First, an ultrasonic device that emits vibrations and is cooled by water is used to loosen larger pieces of tartar. Next, hand tools are used to manually remove smaller deposits and smooth the tooth surfaces. Once all the tooth surfaces have been cleaned of tartar and plaque, the teeth are polished.
The word “periodontics” refers to the treatment of your gums and all other structures that support your teeth to keep them healthy and free from any pain or infection. If we see any signs of redness, puffiness or infection in your gums, we will bring this to your attention. This early stage of gum disease is called “gingivitis.” By treating gingivitis early, we can prevent this condition from progressing to a more severe condition called “periodontitis.” Early treatment is faster, easier and less expensive, so we will always be alert to any early signs of gum
Oral Cancer Exams
Oral cancer affects thousands of Americans yearly. We use the latest technology to detect changes in oral tissue consistencies and/or lesions. A specialized light is shined into the mouth to detect unhealthy tissue. Healthy tissue looks lighter under the light while spots of bad tissue appear dark. With early detection, cancer may be caught before it has time to spread, potentially saving lives.
Mercury Free Dentistry
Cliffs Dental Group practices mercury free dentistry, which means we do not use metal during dental restorations. As a mercury free dental practice we understand that the unnatural color of metal can make your smile less aesthetically pleasing and can even be dangerous to your health.
We pride ourselves on offering the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art dental technology for the most natural-looking results. We value your comfort and well-being.
Planmeca® Cone Beam Scanner
Digital Intraoral cameras
Digital Flat screens
Electronic Medical Records
We make mouth guards to protect your teeth from damage while you are sleeping or while you’re engaging in sports. During both activities, your teeth can be at risk of damage.
Are a thin coating that when placed on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth can prevent cavities for many years. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces from cavities by covering them with a protective shield that blocks out germs and food.