Castro Valley Dental Care | Oral Exam in Castro Valley

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3603 Jamison Way
Castro Valley, CA 94546

(510) 881-1924
castrovalleydentalcare@gmail.com

 

Jennifer Young D.D.S.
Joseph A. Whitehouse M.S., D.D.S.
David Rustamzadeh D.D.S.

Oral Exam
 

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.

 
 
Castro Valley Dentist | Oral Exam. Jennifer Young is a Castro Valley Dentist.