Regular dental cleanings and exams are an essential part of maintaining a healthy mouth. Dr. Ott and the hygiene team at Sauk Trail Dental understand the correlation between oral health and overall health. They are committed to helping each patient to achieve optimal health. This is accomplished by listening to the goals and assessing the needs of each patient and creating an individualized care plan.
At each visit with our hygienists you can expect comfort and individualized attention. Using modern technology and the latest techniques is a key part of the exceptional care provided to our patients. Many patients say they actually look forward to their dental cleanings! That is our goal for each and every patient!
The majority of dental conditions can be identified and treated early, saving both time and money for patients. Comprehensive exams are the key to early identification and management of dental and oral health concerns. An exam may include the following:
The Sauk Trail Dental team always takes the time to thoroughly discuss exam findings with you. The use of intraoral photos, radiographs, video and other visual aids is used to help patients understand their condition and make informed decisions about treatment.
Radiographs are an important tool in identifying dental conditions that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Sauk Trail Dental utilizes digital imaging to minimize radiation exposure for patients. Additionally, the type and frequency of radiographs is always based on your individual needs. Dr. Ott will determine the best schedule for you. Patients are able to view their radiographs on a monitor in each treatment room. This allows you to fully understand what is visible on the radiographs.
Fluoride and similar products can be a powerful weapon against dental decay. While fluoride is often thought to be for children, it can be advantageous for adults too. Dr. Ott will assess your decay history and risk and make recommendations for fluoride or fluoride-like products that are best for you.
Dental sealants can be used to “seal” the grooves on healthy posterior teeth to reduce the chance of dental decay. Applying dental sealants is quick and easy and can keep help to teeth cavity free! Dr. Ott will assess your teeth and decide if sealants could be beneficial for you.