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 dental 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 dental examinations a valuable preventative tool. After your dental exams, any conditions, and/or treatments that are necessary for conditions will be discussed. Looking for dental exams in Encinitas, CA? Schedule an appointment today!
When is the last time you had a teeth cleaning? During our Encinitas teeth cleanings, 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 dental cleaning visit as comfortable as possible.
If any signs of tooth decay, infection, gum disease, etc. are present during your dental exam 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 dental examination and teeth cleaning to allow our skilled hygienists to clean your teeth and gums thoroughly. Think you may benefit from our dental cleanings in Encinitas, CA? Visit us soon!
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!