Dental Examinations

Our dental staff is dedicated to providing a strong foundation for great oral hygiene.

The Dental Examination

During your initial dental examination our staff will take full mouth X-rays if needed to ensure the health of your gums, teeth, and jaw. We will do a periodontal examination including pocket depths on all adult patients. We will check your medical history, and take your blood pressure as a screening. We will encourage you to tell us what your needs, wants and past dental experiences have been. We will also work with you toward a mutual acceptable treatment plan. Most of the time we can schedule a cleaning at the same day.
During regular examinations, patients receive a thorough examination of their teeth, gums, tongue, jaw, and neck. One of our experienced dental hygienists will examine each tooth for cavities, plaque, and calcium deposits.. An examination of your gums will detect if any gum disease is present or needs treatment. Your head, neck and jaw are examined to diagnose any possible issues with glands or joints, such as TMJ disorder. Dr. Lausier will check each patient during their visit to review the findings and answer any questions.

Comprehensive Dental Cleaning

After the comprehensive examination and evaluation, one of our dental hygienists will perform a comprehensive cleaning. Professional cleanings are recommended to be given twice a year for those patients without periodontal disease or significant pocketing. It helps to prevent cavities and identify any oral health issues as early as possible. Some patients will need to come for more frequent dental cleanings depending upon their periodontal status. A professional cleaning supplements the oral hygiene you maintain at home.
Our dental hygienists cleaning program also includes a polishing and a fluoride treatment to prevent cavities and protect teeth from decay.
Call us today at 207-942-2511 or make an appointment online for your examination and cleaning.