Preventive services in Campbell

Preventive services - Bhavana Thakur D.D.S, Campbell Dentist

Dental exams and cleanings are essential to maintaining good oral health. Our knowledgeable dentist, Bhavana Thakur, DDS recommends that you visit our dental office every six months for a regular dental exam and cleaning. Dental exams include:

Oral cancer screening

Thorough evaluation of your current and future dental needs.

Digital X-rays to further examine your teeth and dental health (digital X-rays require less than 1/10ththe energy of traditional film-based X-rays) If needed, we may also take digital photographs of teeth, groups of teeth, or tissue for our records.. Thanks to the computer screens in our treatment rooms, you will be able to comfortably view X-rays and photographs from the dental chair to better understand your oral health and dental treatments.

A regular cleaning is recommended for patients who do not have bone loss, periodontal disease, or infection around the teeth. There should be no bleeding, mobility of the teeth, receded areas, or gaps where the spaces around the roots of the teeth are exposed. In other words, the mouth should be healthy with no bone or gum problems. A regular cleaning, or prophylaxis, removes soft plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth above the gum line, and only slightly below.

A regular cleaning is usually done 2 to 3 times a year, depending on how quickly stain, plaque, and tartar accumulate. It is considered a preventive procedure by your

insurance carrier, since regular cleanings will help prevent periodontal disease.

Flouride application and sealants done at these regular visits also prevent new cavities