PROFESSIONAL TEETH CLEANING IN GREEN BAY
Regular cleanings and cavity-prevention strategies form the foundation of your dental health. Dr. Brusky and his team offer an array of procedures and protocols that keep your teeth healthy and strong.
If you are a new patient, your initial appointment with Dr. Brusky will include a comprehensive oral exam and diagnostic x-rays (radiographs) that can help us detect tooth decay, bone loss, cysts, tumors, and other dental issues that are hidden to the naked eye. He will perform a thorough oral cancer screening of your face, neck, gums, throat and surrounding tissues.
Additional information comes from an examination of your teeth, including any tooth decay and restorative dentistry work that you may want to consider. Dr. Brusky also will evaluate your gums and the bone structure surrounding your teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
One of our hygienists will remove the tartar and plaque that can cause tooth decay and gum disease, followed by teeth polishing to bring out the best in your smile.
Sleep-disordered breathing exam
You might be surprised to learn that structures readily visible inside your mouth could be causing breathing issues that result in snoring. Dr. Brusky conducts a sleep-disordered breathing exam with every initial examination because it is that important to your health.
Virtually every anatomic structure we can see inside your mouth has a direct or indirect impact on your airway, potentially causing you to breathe through your mouth. Many dentists are not aware of this correlation, but it is a growing trend within the dental industry.
An easy, low-cost method of stopping tooth decay
We have good news for you if the fear of having a dentist drill into your teeth is keeping you from making an appointment, even for regular teeth cleaning. A relatively new treatment called silver diamine fluoride (SDF) application is saving many of our patients – especially kids – from needing to have cavities filled.
SDF is a low-cost liquid that hardens the decayed area (lesion) on your tooth. We use SDF whenever possible in an effort to avoid drilling. It is particularly effective on children’s baby teeth, which eventually fall out anyway.
We have found SDF to be effective for many adults as well, especially for smaller lesions. Studies show SDF to be 80 percent effective in hardening the decayed area. SDF is not appropriate in every situation, but it just may be the answer you’re looking for.