We believe in regular dental exams at Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, to ensure optimal oral health. During your comprehensive check-up, we will review and discuss your medical history and take your blood pressure. We then review any specific concerns you may have regarding your teeth and general oral health, including any cosmetic concerns. During your dental exam, you should expect:
- An Overall Evaluation Of Teeth & Oral Health
- Inspection for Tooth or Root Decay
- Checking The Jaw For Any Issues
- Full Dental X-rays
- Teeth Cleaning
- A Demonstration Of Proper Teeth Cleaning Techniques
Regular Dental Exams For Optimal Oral Health
Having your teeth examined regularly is the best method of preventing oral health issues. During your examination, Dr. Kitagawa will examine your head and neck region including the TMJ (jaw joint). This screening exam is done to help identify any possible abnormalities. Then an oral cancer screening is completed. If there are any suspicious lesions or growths, a biopsy will be performed with a painless brush technique. Finally, the teeth and gums are thoroughly examined by looking in the mouth, looking at x-rays and measuring the gums. All the findings are then thoroughly discussed with you, and Dr. Kitagawa will answer any questions you may have.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
At Gateway Dental Care, our oral hygienists are trained in gentle dentistry techniques. If you’re typically terrified of the dentist, have no fear. Our office is here to make you feel at ease. With regular teeth cleanings, you’ll see less plaque, buildup, and inflammation, making your future trips to the dentist easier and more pain-free.
Contact Us Today
Regular dental exams are easy with Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, so don’t wait any longer. Dr. Kitagawa has experience with general, family, sedation, and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get on the path to better oral health. We look forward to hearing from you soon.