Personalized, precision exams and maintenance services sustain your healthy smile in Ontario, CA
Ontario Dental Center’s approach to preventing oral problems and keeping your teeth and gums healthy is both highly personalized and high-tech. Dr. Mukesh Patel recommends a schedule of exams and maintenance in Ontario, CA, that is specific to each patient’s unique needs. For instance, should you have risk factors for gum disease, he will suggest more frequent visits to the office. Every patient, regardless of his or her risk factors or overall health status, should visit Dr. Patel at least every six months for a check-up and cleaning by one of our professional dental hygienists. Technology complements this tailored approach to partnering with patients. The equipment and tools that we use support a more comfortable, safe, precise, and pleasant experience at the dentist’s office.
Routine professional cleanings
During your next check-up, Dr. Patel and one of our friendly hygienists will target the tartar that builds up when sticky bacterial plaque isn’t removed from above and below the gumline. They will pay special attention to the areas or margins between the gums and teeth. Spaces or periodontal pockets may form, which tend to collect all kinds of unpleasant particles, including harmful pathogens, food, and plaque. As plaque hardens, the resulting tartar inflames the gum tissue. Once hardened, this form of plaque can only be removed adequately and safely by professionals with specialized training and specialized dental instruments.
Routine cleanings are also accompanied by a thorough evaluation. Dr. Patel has several technologies that elevate the “standard” of care; for instance, digital x-rays provide insight into oral structures that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Next-generation precision imaging is also very safe, at half the radiation exposure of conventional x-rays. Intraoral cameras and high-powered microscopy also present excellent analytical tools, as we at Ontario Dental Center use them to monitor progressive conditions and development. Additionally, real-time video rendered from intraoral cameras is shared with patients to help them make informed treatment decisions.
During these regular visits, Dr. Patel gently examines areas of the mouth, face, and head to detect abnormalities that may indicate the presence of oral cancers. Facial drooping and lumps inside of the mouth and neck are just a few of the potential trouble signs we screen for, and that may warrant further investigation by a specialist.
Don’t treat conditions when you can prevent and maintain a healthy smile with no-hassle visits to Ontario Dental Center. If you live in and around Chino, Montclair, Claremont, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, and Pomona, CA, schedule an appointment at our office. Call (909) 414-3535.