Dr. Matheson and his staff take the prevention of dental and periodontal diseases very seriously. While fixing our patients dental problems is a top priority, our eventual goal is to see our patients only twice each year in our Queen Creek dental office for a checkup and cleaning and not for cavities.
X-rays, or radiographs, are taken at most examinations so that we can detect small tooth and gum issues before they become big problems. We use digital x-rays which greatly reduce the already minimal radiation exposure patients get from dental x-rays.
At each checkup, we perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, the supporting bone around your teeth, and the temporal mandibular joint (or TMJ). We also screen you for oral and facial cancer. Lastly, a dental prophylaxis (cleaning) is done and, if desired, topical fluoride is placed on your teeth to help prevent cavities in the future.