New patients receive a comprehensive examination which includes a screening for oral cancer, gum and bone disease, blood pressure, and systemic disorders. A routine oral exam is performed on established patients to determine any changes in dental and health status since the previous visit.
Your gum tissue is measured with a fine instrument ruler to calibrate in millimeters pocket depth between the tooth and the connective gum tissue around the tooth. Pocket depths more than 4 millimeters could indicate disease and infection. The deeper the pocket, the greater the extent plaque bacteria collects and infection in gum disease develop.
X-rays are taken as needed.
Tooth scaling and root planing occur as needed.
Routine cleanings also include a professional polishing (Prophy) that removes only the soft sticky plaque that is above the gum line.
Our office uses the latest in digital x-ray technology. Digital x-rays offer a detailed image of your entire mouth and also offer up to 80% less radiation than traditional film x-rays.
X-rays play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of dental problems, as well as provide a clear picture for a dentist to accurately diagnose and provide the necessary treatment.
We place a small sensor in your mouth. The sensor is connected to a computer by a thin wire. Next, an x-ray beam is sent through your teeth and into the sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to image other sections of your teeth.
The digital dental x-ray system is more sensitive than dental x-ray film systems, so your exposure to x-rays is cut by as much as 90 percent. The large and color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it's easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. Your dental checkups take less time, and it's fun to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed.
Panoramic x-rays offer patients a complete detailed image of the entire mouth including the teeth, jaw (upper and lower), sinuses, and TMJ.
It provides a complete picture on how everything looks and relates to each other.
We use a powerful autoclave to sterilize equipment and dental instruments. This helps to safeguard against germs and contamination.
Instead of using tap water, our office uses distilled water to protect our patients from germs and contamination.
The custom perio tray is fabricated to fit precisely over your teeth and gum tissue. The special seal helps to place medications into the gingival crevice or periodontal pocket. Your dentist will determine what medication is most appropriate for your perio treatment needs and how often to wear the perio tray. It is convenient, comfortable, and easy to use.
The staff at Northern Dental would love to meet you and your family and provide you with the dental care you need and give you all smiles you deserve! Our office provides the dental care you need to achieve the beautiful, natural look you seek. We can even reshape your natural teeth to make them straighter and more youthful. Our office is easily accessible and makes it convenient to those living near Santa Clara to get the care they deserve.Request An Appointment Online
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We at Northern Dental are excited to offer our patients the unique benefit of significant savings on quality dental care. Because NDHS is privately owned, we are able to offer you what many others cannot, namely our exceptional care at reduced fees, all with you in mind. We are happy to have you join those who have discovered a great way to receive quality care AND great savings. So, welcome to Northern Dental Health Services!Learn More