Your Step To Optimum Oral Health
During your checkup, we encourage you to ask questions about your oral health. Our dedicated team will help answer your questions so you receive the best care for you and your family’s dental health.
What To Expect During Your Teeth Cleaning and Check-Up
When you visit our Southeast Calgary dental office for teeth cleaning and check-up, our Midpark Dental hygiene team will clean your teeth both above the gum line, which is known as scaling; and below the gum line, using a technique called root planing.
We use traditional hand scalers and our ultrasonic scaling tools to remove calcium deposits, called calculus, from your teeth.
In addition to your thorough teeth cleaning above and below the gum line, our team will complete a number of oral treatments including:
- A comprehensive periodontal assessment, checking for gum recession, the presence of gingivitis and possible gum disease
- Polishing your teeth to remove hard to remove surface stains
- Fluoride treatment strengthens the enamel in areas that may be weak
- An extra-oral exam at least once a year to check the head, neck and jaw areas for abnormalities
- An oral cancer screening that checks the gum tissues, tongue, and lips for signs of oral cancer
- Digital X-rays (when needed)
Your visit includes an examination by Dr. Alina Drosu to evaluate the current health of your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissue.
How Often Should You Have A Cleaning and Check-Up?
The frequency of your teeth cleanings and checkups depends on several factors. If your teeth are susceptible to the accumulation of plaque and calculus, if you have crowded teeth, or if you have gum disease, the frequency of your visits may not match the other members of your family.
Our dental team evaluates each patient on an individual basis to determine the dental hygiene schedule that will attend to your specific needs the beat.
Most patients visit Midpark Dental for their dental hygiene appointments every 6 months, but some people may benefit by coming in every 3-4 months, and others may only require a hygiene appointment every 9-12 months.
Our team at Midpark Dental will advise you on how often you should visit our South Calgary dental practice to maintain your oral health and wellness.
What Is Deep Cleaning?
If it has been a long time since you have been to the dentist and had your teeth cleaned, then you may need to undergo a deep cleaning session. This is where your dentist will clean your mouth to treat any gum or periodontal disease. To learn more about teeth cleaning procedures in Southeast Calgary, please contact us.
Hygiene Appointment – What to Expect
Contrary to what many think, a hygiene appointment is more than just getting your teeth cleaned. It encompasses a variety of procedures that involves comprehensive oral health examination, teeth cleaning and polishing, oral health maintenance techniques, and patient education.
Here’s a short guide to give you a general idea of what happens during a routine visit to your dentist for preventive dental procedures:
✔ Digital X-rays
This is an important diagnostic tool that is used to check the presence of diseases or abnormalities in your mouth. Depending on your case, your dentist may recommend getting a single tooth X-ray to check for tooth decay or a full mouth X-ray to evaluate your entire dentition and bite.
✔ Intraoral assessment
Your mouth and all its structures will also be assessed. This includes all your teeth, soft tissues such as gums and inner cheeks, and tongue. With this, common dental diseases such as decay (cavity) and gum disease can be identified during their early stages and our dentist can provide the appropriate treatment for you.
✔ Extraoral examination
Aside from the inside of your mouth, your head, neck, and jaw will also be checked. This is because any abnormality to these structures may also affect your oral health.
✔ Teeth scaling
After the full assessment is done, your dental hygienist in SE Calgary will now proceed to clean your teeth. During this procedure, an ultrasonic scaler will be used. This will vibrate against the teeth to remove plaque, tartar, surface stains, and hard deposits.
✔ Deep scaling
If it has been a while since you had your teeth cleaned, it is expected that dirt and irritants have reached underneath your gums. This will attach to the roots of your teeth and infect your gums, causing gum disease and periodontal problems. To remove these, deep scaling will be done using the scaler or through manual tooth root scaling.
✔ Teeth polishing
When all irritants are removed, the next step is to polish your teeth so they can look cleaner and more radiant. Teeth cleaning with your dental hygienist in SE Calgary is one of the ways you can achieve a white smile without needing teeth whitening treatments.
Why Choose Midpark Dental?
We understand that you are busy and don’t always have time to visit a dentist for a routine checkup in the middle of your Monday. That’s why we offer extended hours Monday and Tuesday for your convenience.
DIRECT BILLING TO INSURANCE PLANS
To support our clients, we offer direct billing, predeterminations of treatments, and financial arrangements to all our patients to ensure smooth and easy payment transactions.
PAYMENT PLANS & FINANCING AVAILABLE
We understand that dental services can be an unexpected expense. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans and options to suit our patients’ needs. Speak with one of our dental assistants to learn more.
At Midpark Dental, you will never struggle to find parking. Our clinics offer convenient parking options that are free of charge to our patients. It’s one more way we work to put a smile on your face.