Professional Cleanings, Exams, and X-Rays Williston Park, NY
Scheduling professional dental cleanings with our hygienist is an important aspect of your oral health. Semi-annual cleanings are just as important to your oral health as is brushing daily and flossing. The plaque and calculus removal that you receive during your cleaning can not be achieved at home. With specialized training and tools, our hygienist at Long Island Smile will:
If during your dental cleaning, our hygienist spots indications of gum disease, further steps may need to be taken. For patients with gum pockets exceeding 3mm, bleeding gums, or previous periodontal disease, we may recommend a deep cleaning. This means cleaning using the process of scaling and root planing. We will discuss this with you beforehand. Dr. Neal Seltzer or Dr. Jeffrey Rein will review your past dental history and identify any issues you may need treatment for.
Having annual examinations, with Dr. Seltzer or Dr. Rein, can help detect and prevent oral health issues before they become more serious. We like having consistent dental check-ups, because it helps us monitor the status of your mouth. We can spot changes and catch problems while they are still small. If small problems are left untreated, they can become worse and then require more extensive and expensive procedures to repair. Your dental examination will generally include the following:
Regular examinations by Dr. Neal Seltzer and Dr. Jeffrey Rein are very important for your health. Remember, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." –Benjamin Franklin
Digital x-rays are an important tool in dentistry. It allows us to detect problems early and catch hidden problems. X-rays allow us to catch internal tooth decay, the need for root canal therapy, cysts that have formed due to infection, tumors, and teeth that are still coming in or impacted.
Our front office staff is happy to answer your questions about our dental cleanings, exams, and x-rays. For more information on the services we offer, contact Neal Seltzer, DMD, or Jeffrey Rein, DDS, at our Williston Park, NY 11596 location by calling (516) 243-7473.