Regular visits to your dentist are a crucial part of maintaining good oral health. We here at Pacific Heights work with all our patients in San Francisco to make dental cleaning and exams as convenient as possible.
Our team of dentists and oral hygienists work in concert to give you world-class treatment from the time you book your appointment until you leave our office feeling fresh and polished.
During your dental exam, your dentist will examine your teeth for various signs of possible issues. Don't be concerned; however, like all medical issues, it's best to catch any problems early! Our team of dentists and oral hygienists work in concert to give you world-class treatment from the time you book your appointment until you leave our office feeling fresh and polished.
While every patient's experience may vary, when you come to our Fillmore District dentist office for your exam, you can expect some to the following procedures:
These images will help your doctor look for decay and bone-loss beneath the gums. It's also essential to check for proper tooth position before any periodontal procedures.
Your dentist will examine every tooth for signs of wear and decay. Catching this early can save you from expensive and stressful tooth loss.
We'll examine your gums to make sure they are strong and healthy. If signs of periodontal disease are found, your dentist will help you set a treatment plan to help protect your teeth. Additional appointments may be necessary.
Your dentist will check in on any fillings, implants, or bridgework you might have, and make sure that they are still doing their job correctly. Regular check-ups on these devices regularly can significantly extend their usable life.
With more severe conditions like oral cancer, early detection is critical to positive outcomes. Your dentist will do a thorough exam to keep you safe.
Your cleaning will include:
Plaque is a living assortment of bacteria, colonizing your mouth and producing the toxins that lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Your hygienist will use specialized equipment to locate and analyze the areas infected with plaque. Since this bacteria is adhesive and nearly undetectable, regular dental cleanings are the only way to keep it under control.
Once plaque makes itself at home above and below the gumline, it hardens into a yellowish cement-like substance that must be professionally removed.
Once the hygienist removes the hard to reach plaque and tartar, they will polish your teeth using professional tools. This process removes any remaining plaque and tartar, and give your teeth a beautiful, clean shine.
Oral health is an essential responsibility for you and your family. At Pacific Heights Dental, we know there are many options for dental cleanings and examination in San Francisco. We believe that our dedication to our patients helps us stand out above the rest. Make an appointment with our Fillmore District dentist office today, and experience the Pacific Heights difference for yourself.