Dr. Thompson and our entire team at Thousand Oaks Dental are dedicated to helping our patients achieve optimal oral health with general dentistry. This starts with routine cleanings and checkups, the cornerstone of obtaining a healthy smile. Even with excellent home oral care, professional cleanings and comprehensive dental exams are necessary to ensure that any dental issues are treated quickly before they become more serious health problems.
Our team starts with obtaining x-rays of your teeth and gums to get a more in depth view of your mouth. We use digital technology which not only reduces radiation exposure compared to traditional x-rays, but also offers improved decay and damage detection. Once we have the images we need, our hygienist begins examining your teeth and gums for periodontal issues. This helps in determining the best course of action for your professional cleanings to ensure prevention of gum disease and even the reversal of gingivitis. Using the latest technology, professional cleanings can remove tartar that can lead to periodontitis and other oral health issues.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
Once your professional cleaning is performed, your regular checkups will include a thorough exam by Dr. Thompson. Using the digital x-rays and a physical exploration of your teeth, Dr. Thompson can determine if any decay, cavities or cracks are present in your teeth. She will take the time to discuss your oral health and treatment recommendations; she will also perform an oral cancer screening as a preventative measure to protect your overall health.
At Thousand Oaks Dental, we want you to have a beautiful smile, but more importantly, we want you to stay healthy. With regular cleanings and checkups twice a year, we can help you sustain a healthy smile that can last you a lifetime. Contact us today to schedule your next exam and cleaning with our friendly team.