What to Expect During a Routine Visit

What to Expect During a Routine Visit

Routine visits and cleanings are crucial to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Here’s what you can expect when you come to Crabtree Valley Dental for your routine visit!


1. Meet the friendly receptionist and check-in for your appointment!


2. Meet your Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or Dental Hygienist!


He or she will bring you to your room and review your health history or any changes in your health with you before beginning step 3.


3. Get your teeth cleaned! 


Your CDA or Dental Hygienist will clean your teeth while you lay back in your comfortable chair. He or she will scrape off any built-up plaque and tartar, floss around every tooth, brush your teeth and leave your teeth shiny and smooth with a tooth polisher. Then they will do a brief examination prior to your X-rays.


4. Get your dental X-Rays done! 


The last thing before your dental examination is to take x-ray photos of your mouth to make sure there aren’t any issues below the surface. This quick, simple, and painless process just involves biting down on a piece of plastic while the x-ray machine is placed next to your cheek. 


5. Dental examination time! 


At this time, the dentist will come in to examine your X-rays–checking for loss of bone, fractures, or any other hidden abnormalities before moving on to examine your jaw alignment and check for symptoms of teeth grinding or oral cancer. After your thorough examination, your dentist will explain your results and describe future steps or advice. 


6. Schedule your next appointment before continuing with the rest of your day!