When you come to the Wallingford dental practice of Dr. Azra Saleem for general or cosmetic dentistry, our skilled team of dentists and dental hygienists will not be satisfied with your smile until you are. From oral hygiene cleanings to Invisalign orthodontic treatment to gentle root canal therapy, you'll have a positive experience anytime you enter our family dental practice. If you've recently made Dr. Azra Saleem your primary dentist, then during your first visit, our Wallingford general dentists
will perform a thorough dental exam. This oral examination will allow us to make an initial assessment about your oral health, combined with a patient history, as well as give us an opportunity to speak with you about any cosmetic procedures you're interested in.
After your initial visit with Dr. Saleem, during your following routine dental appointments with our Wallingford family dentists
, we'll put a preventative plan into action to keep your teeth and gum their healthiest. This will include professional teeth cleaning and polishing, regular gum evaluations, oral cancer screenings, digital x-rays, and an investigation of existing dental work. Though teeth cleaning and polishing may seem like an aesthetic benefit to an oral examination, it is actually one of the most important element to your routine dental appointment with Dr. Saleem. Teeth cleaning will remove tartar from the surface of your teeth, which usually cannot be removed with a toothbrush. Over time, tartar is formed from plaque and only dental instruments can safely remove this buildup before it causes gum disease or tooth decay. After your teeth are cleaned, our Wallingford dentists will polish them to remove any surface stains. Next, your gums and the bones supporting your teeth will be thoroughly checked for signs of gum disease. Similarly, your lips, tongue, throat, neck, and gums will be examined for any signs of oral cancer. Following all these evaluations, your dentist at Commack Dental Associates may recommend a digital x-ray which can give them information that is not always seen during an exam, including bone loss, abscesses, teeth coming in at the wrong positions, and tumors. Early detection of these problems are important. Lastly, your Wallingford general dentist, Dr. Saleem, will check any dental work you've received, like crowns, bridges, and fillings, as they may need replacement.
Cheshire Dental Cleaning
341 North Colony Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
By Dr. Azra Saleem
November 6, 2012