Preventative Dental Services in Albany, OR
The best time to fix is a problem is preventing it in the first place. We offer preventative dental services to keep your teeth in top shape!
Comprehensive Exam and Dental Cleanings
For optimal dental health, we recommend that you have a complete dental exam and cleaning once every six months. This ensures that your teeth are well-maintained, and any problems are spotted early before they become of significant concern. This comprehensive examination includes:
- Radiographic (x-ray) exam
- Oral cancer exam
- Gingival (gum) exam
- An assessment of TMJ function
- Occlusal (bite) evaluation
- Charting and assessment of existing restorations
- Examination of the teeth for cavities, fractures, and other problems
Good oral hygiene starts with regular dental cleanings. Regular teeth cleaning helps remove plaque and tartar build-up, which contribute to periodontal disease. We recommend patients schedule this appointment twice a year.
The staff at Dr. Nicholson’s now takes digital x-rays. This is a system that sends images of the patient’s teeth to a computer monitor. While the patient is still sitting in the dental chair, a small sensor is placed in the patient’s mouth. The sensor reads the x-ray beam and records it as an image on the computer. Digital x-rays are faster, and deliver 75-80% less radiation than conventional film x-rays.