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Dental Exams & Cleanings

Professional Dental Exams in Vancouver, BC
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Your Guide to a Thorough Dental Exam: What to Expect

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit.  At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will include the following:

  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.  X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.

Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists.  Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:

  • Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface.  Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
  • Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth.  It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva.  The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
  • Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

 

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Expert Dental Exams in Vancouver: Comprehensive Care at Hastings Dental

At Hastings Dental, we specialize in providing top-notch dental exam services to the residents of Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Our dedicated team of experienced dentists and hygienists is committed to delivering exceptional care and ensuring the oral health of our patients. Whether you are due for a routine check-up or have specific concerns about your dental health, our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies to cater to your needs.

We offer thorough examinations, including digital X-rays and comprehensive assessments, to diagnose any issues accurately. At Hastings Dental, your dental well-being is our priority, and we strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for every patient. Schedule your dental exam with us today and experience the difference in care!

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