New Patient Exam & Cleanings
Thorough exams and accurate diagnoses
We conduct very thorough examinations in order to evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums and provide you with effective treatment options.
Our friendly, caring staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable during your first visit with us. Dr. Padolsky will take the time to talk with you and answer any questions you may have about your dental concerns. He will conduct a thorough oral examination and determine a treatment plan that best suits you.
Our New Patient Exam includes the following:
Low-radiation, digital X-rays
We take panoramic X-rays to get a broad, wide view of your mouth, teeth and jaw in a single image. Panoramic X-rays give Dr. Padolsky a clear image of any issues that may be harder to see up close.
We also take bitewing X-rays to get a good view of the back teeth. Bitewing x-rays help determine the presence of decay in between teeth.
Intraoral photos show you an enlarged image of your teeth
An intraoral camera is a small handheld device used to capture very large images of your teeth which are then viewed on a computer monitor. We can show you exactly what is going on with your teeth and what needs to be addressed.
For patients interested in a smile makeover or dental rehabilitation, we’ll take digital photos of your face and profile, and of your mouth and teeth. With digital imaging software, Dr. Padolsky can even give you an image preview of how your new smile could look.
Exam and oral cancer screening
Dr. Padolsky will perform a thorough inspection of your teeth and gums to check for decay and signs of gum disease. He checks for any bite alignment issues and even checks for signs of oral cancer.
Dr. Padolsky will go over the X-ray images with you and show you any trouble areas he sees. He will answer any questions about your teeth and gums and will explain your different treatment options..
Gentle, thorough Cleanings
Good oral hygiene is essential to preventing gum infection and tooth loss. Our skilled and gentle hygienist provides very thorough and gentle cleanings to help you keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.
Our hygienist will take the time to show you the best home-care practices to maintain your good oral hygiene, such as proper brushing and flossing.
For heavy stains and calculus build-up, our hygienist uses an ultrasonic scaler. The vibrations of the ultrasonic scaler, gently loosen plaque and calculus from the surfaces of the teeth.
Deep Cleanings for treating mild to moderate gum disease
When your periodontal exam reveals mild to moderate gum disease, your hygienist will need to do a deeper cleaning under your gum line.
The hygienist will use the ultrasonic scaler hand scaling instruments to ensure the teeth are thoroughly cleaned, above and below the gumline. Root planing will be done to smooth out any rough areas and remove any remaining tartar. Finally, your teeth will be polished and will feel fresh and clean.
To make an appointment, call 404-476-5504 or click here to request an appointment online.