WILL I HAVE MY TEETH CLEANED AT MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
At SRQ Dentistry, we understand that this may be the main reason why you contacted us for your first appointment. Our primary goal is to provide treatments only when they are appropriate and necessary to our patient’s needs. At your first exam, a cleaning of your teeth may be done only if there are no signs of existing unstable gum disease (i.e. numerous loose teeth, gum infection, etc.), previously diagnosed and treated gum/periodontal disease, or any unstable tooth infections (i.e. dental abscess, facial abscess, etc.).
In cases where your mouth is already in a healthy state, a standard cleaning may be all you need to maintain your healthy mouth. If signs of gum disease or infection are detected after this initial examination, we can help you decide what type of dental cleaning will best improve your dental health in following appointments.