August 19th, 2020
You may be tempted to delay your appointment, but postponing a regular exam, cleaning, or minor treatment can potentially turn a small cavity into a root canal that may result in time out of work and more out-of-pocket expenses.
A cleaning is not just a polish and shine. We perform oral cancer screenings and look for lesions on the gums, cheeks, and tongue. We also check your neck, jaw, and lymph nodes for any swelling, lumps, or other abnormalities. If an abnormality is found, we will refer you to a specialist. These screenings are lifesaving and delaying them could mean the difference between a small biopsy or major surgery. We also check for cavities, abscesses, and signs of periodontal disease.
These temporary changes may sound and look alarming at first, but they are for the safety of our team as well as our patients. From daily staff temperature screenings, face shields, and other forms of PPE to medical-grade HEPA filters, we have done everything we can to make sure each stage of your visit is clean and safe for all of us, and we can’t wait to see you back in our office!