At Columbus Midtown Dental, Dr. Robert Carpenter and his team are dedicated to providing a strong foundation for great oral hygiene. Dr. Carpenter and our professional staff are committed to ensuring our Columbus patients receive thorough care during their twice-yearly dental examinations and cleanings.
The Dental Examination
A comprehensive dental exam and cleaning are recommended twice-yearly for children and adults. During your initial dental examination at Columbus Midtown Dental, our staff will take full mouth X-rays to ensure the health of your gums, teeth, and jaw. X-rays will not be required at every visit, and Dr. Carpenter will discuss whether new X-rays will be required.
During a twice-yearly check-up, patients receive a thorough examination of their teeth, gums, tongue, jaw, and neck. Dr. Carpenter or one of our experienced dental hygienists will examine each tooth for cavities, plaque, or damage. An examination of your gums will detect if any gum disease is present or needs treatment. Your head, neck and jaw are examined to diagnose any possible issues with glands or joints, such as TMJ disorder. If necessary, Dr. Carpenter may recommend additional X-rays, an oral cancer screening, or a further periodontal inspection.
Comprehensive Dental Cleaning
After the comprehensive examination and evaluation, one of our professional and knowledgeable dental hygienists will perform a comprehensive cleaning. Professional cleanings are recommended to be given twice a year to prevent cavities and identify any oral health issues as early as possible. A professional cleaning supplements the oral hygiene you maintain at home.
While it is recommended that adults brush three times a day and floss once a day, many patients only brush their teeth twice a day and floss less than once a day. A professional cleaning twice a year by one of our skilled and friendly dental hygienists includes a polishing and may include a fluoride treatment to prevent cavities and protect teeth from decay.
Call us today at 706.660.9848 or make an appointment online for your examination and cleaning.