Exams & Cleanings

Preventing decay and other dental issues is easy if you have good dental hygiene, including brushing teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and exams and cleanings every six months. These routine appointments with our dentists in Mississauga, ON allow them to assess the condition of your teeth and catch diseases in their early stages before they fully develop.

What Happens During Dental Examinations?

When you visit our dentists at Millway Dental for a routine dental exam and cleaning, they will assess the condition of your teeth by looking them over thoroughly. To see clearly in the back of your mouth, they will use tools like a small mirror to look at every side of your teeth and gums. They may also use an intraoral camera to get a better look at your molars or the back of the tongue.

Our dentists near you will also examine the soft tissues of the mouth, looking for red or white sores that may not be healing, hard lumps around the cheeks, lips, and beneath the tongue, and they will also feel along your neck for lumps. The sooner dentists discover oral cancer, the better the odds are of patients surviving it.

Examining the Gums

Along with your teeth and soft tissues of the mouth, our dentists will also look for signs of gum disease. These signs may include:

  • Swollen, red gums
  • Bleeding, tender gums
  • Receding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Painful chewing
  • Sensitive teeth

Starting treatment right away can prevent gum disease from progressing and eventually losing teeth.

Taking X-Rays

During routine exams and cleanings in Mississauga, ON, our dentists will usually take x-rays to check for fractures, decay, or other tooth problems below the gumline since they are not otherwise detectable. If they spot problems, our dentists can make a treatment plan and discuss it with you. In some cases, they may start treatments right away.

If it’s been some time since you’ve had dental exams and cleanings near you, contact our offices at Millway Dental for an appointment. We can help keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright.

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