The first step to achieving healthy teeth and a beautiful smile is to visit Ferrari Dental for a complete dental checkup. These routine examinations allow our oral care team to keep track of your oral health and provide prompt treatment if needed. We advise all of our patients to visit us at least twice per year for a complete dental checkup.
Every complete dental checkup at Ferrari Dental includes a professional teeth cleaning, digital X-rays (when necessary), an oral cancer screening and cavity detection using DIAGNOdent. We also use this opportunity to examine any existing tooth restorations for wear and tear, and we inform the patient about any replacements or repairs that they should consider.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Also called prophylaxis, a professional teeth cleaning works to clean the entire mouth, including all teeth and gums. Using special dental tools, we remove all of the hardened plaque that has built-up upon the surface of one’s teeth and below the gum line. Next, we eliminate surface stains by thoroughly polishing and cleansing the teeth. This process provides the patient with a strong sense of oral freshness for many months to come, and it gives us a chance to examine the mouth for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease.
By taking digital X-rays of the patient’s mouth, we can safely and instantly examine the hidden areas of their oral structures to detect problems or issues that would otherwise be invisible. This process allows our team to obtain a better understanding of any symptoms that the patient is experiencing. Once we know exactly what the patient is experiencing, we can provide the best possible treatment.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a serious problem, and it is extremely important that the disease is caught in its earliest stages. That is why our team provides an oral cancer screening during every complete dental checkup. We take the time to examine the patient’s lips, tongue, face, gums, throat and oral tissues for any abnormalities that may be present. In the event that anything unusual is discovered, we will conduct a biopsy as soon as possible.
Cavity Detection with DIAGNODENT
DIAGNOdent is arguably the best available method for detecting cavities. The process uses lasers to examine the patient’s teeth and detect the presence of decay or deterioration. The special lasers also examine the gums to look for any signs or symptoms of periodontitis, also known as gum disease.
We invite you to visit Ferrari Dental for your next complete dental checkup. Our team is ready to provide you with professional treatment and friendly service so that you can obtain a healthier smile. Please call us at (973) 282-8277 to schedule an appointment.