At Steve Horne, DDS in Encinitas, CA, we believe preventative dentistry is an essential tool for optimal oral health and beautiful smiles. For this reason, we recommend that all of our patients schedule routine dental examinations and teeth cleanings. This allows us to assess your overall oral health, and create any treatment plan necessary before a small problem turns into a bigger one. We advise patients with gum disease, chronic decay or frequent infections to schedule examinations and cleanings more often.
During your examination at our Encinitas dental office, we will evaluate your teeth, gums, oral health and even provide an oral cancer screening. Digital images will be taken to look for any signs of issues as well. Any prior dental work you have, such as crowns and fillings, will also be checked to ensure they are still intact.
Most dental conditions can be treated more easily if caught and treated in a timely fashion, making examinations a valuable preventative tool. After your examination, any conditions, and/or treatments that are necessary for conditions will be discussed.
During your Encinitas teeth cleaning, you will get a full hour with our skilled, tenured hygienists. Through the use of intraoral cameras, laser therapy, and ultrasonic scaling, our trained professionals will ensure any plaque and tartar buildup is removed. Nitrous oxide and other anesthesia may be administered to make your visit as comfortable as possible.
If any signs of tooth decay, infection, gum disease, etc. are present during your appointment, we will recommend the appropriate treatments to get your oral health back in check. These treatments can range from tooth-colored fillings to same-day dental crowns. We recommend that patients request a separate appointment for the examination and cleaning to allow our skilled hygienists to clean your teeth and gums thoroughly.
Want to make sure your oral health is the best it can be? Contact our Encinitas dental practice today to schedule your dental examination and/or teeth cleaning!