About Dental Cleanings
Even with a perfect home oral care routine, including flossing and brushing, tartar and plaque can still form around the dental enamel. This can cause cavities and bacterial infections and other issues. To safeguard that the teeth remain clean and healthy, Aurora, IL residents should have a dental cleaning at a minimum of twice a year at DentalWorks - Aurora with our dentists. This is often referred to as a scale and polish. During a dental exam and cleaning, our dentists will use examination and cleaning devices to slowly remove plaque and tartar on the enamel. After the cleaning, the teeth will be polished with a buffer and any necessary dental treatments such as periodontal work or fillings will be discussed. Bi-annual dental cleanings are essential for preventing oral disease.
"When I entered the office, the reception area was spotless and welcoming with its warm décor. I checked in with a very pleasant receptionist and before I even sat down, Tanya, my hygienist, came to greet me. I appreciate that the office runs on time. I was greeted by Dr. Trakakis right away as he had a major procedure coming up. He gave me the exam very efficiently. I always enjoy seeing him. Tanya got to work on my 6-month cleaning which is always very thorough. She is so warm and friendly as a professional who puts me at ease. She scheduled my next appointment while I was with her. Checkout was quick and easy. About four years ago, I came as an emergency patient but have remained with them. A wonderful team!"- S.H. / Yelp / Jun 30, 2019
"I was able to come in on short notice, due to extreme pain because of a dry socket. They were very professional, empathetic and comforting. They made my day a lot better."- Y.B. / Google / Mar 16, 2019
"It’s always a great time at DentalWorks. I love all the staff."- B.B. / Google / Mar 15, 2019
"The whole team was great. They are quick honest friendly and very resonable. I will be back"- P.P. / Google / Mar 10, 2019
"Even though I don't like the dentist, my dentist here @ Dental Works is the greatest, he has been taken care of my family for years. The staff is very friendly as well.I like the new location better than their previous location. ??"- A.J. / Google / Mar 04, 2019
What to Expect
Dental cleanings are typically pain-free, but if the individual has gums or teeth that are sensitive, a numbing medication can be applied. Moreover, if the patient has anxiety getting through the dental exam and cleaning due to gagging reflex, sedation options are also available at DentalWorks - Aurora. A dental cleaning generally starts with an ultrasonic instrument that assists to loosen and break off plaque and tartar. Next, our dentists use a hand held device such as curettes and scalers to scrape off build-up from the gumline and enamel. The last step is to polish and buff the enamel. Fluoride and flossing usually completes the treatment.
After the teeth are polished and buffed, our dentists may conduct an oral exam to test for symptoms of any oral conditions such as cancer, periodontal disease, or an abscess. To ensure the teeth remain healthy, individuals should maintain an at-home teeth cleaning protocol of brushing plus flossing daily. Patients should confirm their next appointment at DentalWorks - Aurora before leaving the office, generally by 6 months.
Since a professional dental cleaning two times a year is considered an important preventative care procedure, most dental insurance providers will cover the majority of the expense. DentalWorks - Aurora will confirm with each patient's insurance company to determine their out-of-pocket fees before billing the patient directly. Individuals without insurance plans should ask about financing options through DentalWorks - Aurora.
Plan Your Procedure
Clean and Polished
If you delay your regular dental cleaning, the chance of additional dental issues could occur. To get your healthiest smile, schedule a professional dental cleaning at DentalWorks - Aurora in Aurora, IL with our dentists. Annual dental cleanings keep your gums and teeth clean and take away plaque and tartar. This helps to prevent oral infections, cavities, gum disease and keeps your teeth appearing bright and white.
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