Cleanings & Checkups
We’d like to welcome you to Luma Dentistry for your next checkup. At Luma Dentistry, we know how important it is for you to keep your mouth healthy and to retain your natural teeth for as long as possible. No matter what condition your teeth are in, right now is the best time to take care of them. Even if you have been afraid to visit the dentist, please come and see us. Our dentists will give you a very careful evaluation and help you to take care of and preserve your teeth, one step at a time.
When you come in for your first exam, your dentist will do a comprehensive exam including panoramic digital x-rays and a full oral exam using the DIAGNOdent laser-assisted cavity detection equipment, a complete periodontal exam (evaluating the state of your gums and any changes to your tooth structure), an oral cancer screening using Velscope, and a cosmetic evaluation, if requested. We will also do an occlusal (bite) analysis and TMJ evaluation and recommend treatment if appropriate. TMJ is an acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull, resulting in significant pain and impairment. This thorough checkup makes it possible for our dentists to recommend a comprehensive treatment that addresses all your dental needs.
Gentle, Thorough Teeth Cleaning
At Luma Dentistry, it’s easy and convenient to get an appointment for a cleaning. Our hygienists will take very good care of you and make sure that your smile is clean and bright. Regular cleanings prevent decay and preserve the health and well-being of your gums as well as your teeth. Good oral hygiene is important to prevent a variety of dental and medical problems. Recent research has shown that the bacteria present in gum disease are also found in the plaques clogging arteries in people with heart disease. Therefore, a good professional cleaning is essential not only for the health of your teeth but also for your general well-being. We suggest that you come in for an exam and thorough cleaning every 6 months to best maintain your oral health.
At Luma Dentistry, fillings are a fast and comfortable procedure. With our pre-numbing gel, you will hardly feel your shot, if at all, and we use only high-quality composite (tooth-colored) fillings.
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