TLC Dental Care Dental Exams – First Visit
When you first visit TLC Dental Care in Lodi, you will receive a comprehensive dental exam. After that at your regular oral exam check-ups, you can expect:
This will allow us to detect decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss, as well as determine tooth and root positions.
Oral Cancer Screening
Dr. Clauson will do a thorough examination to check for any signs of oral cancer.
Gum Disease Screening
Dr. Clauson will check for signs of periodontal disease.
Tooth Decay Check
We will be sure to check your teeth to make sure there is no decay.
We will double-check those fillings and crowns to ensure you are good to go.
Removal of Calculus / Plaque Build-Up
Stay healthy by having Dr. Clauson and her team remove calculus (hardened plaque) above and below the gum line. While almost invisible, plaque forms on teeth, comprised of living bacteria, food debris and saliva. This can lead to gum inflammation, which is the start to periodontal disease.
We will work to remove stains and plaque to get your teeth shining!
During your appointment, Dr. Clauson will examine your bite to check for any imbalances. An imbalanced bite can lead to wear, cracking, pain in the joints and muscles, and headaches. We want to make your bite is as healthy as possible.
We will check your airway because your sleep health plays a big role in your overall health.
Dr. Clauson will always take intraoral photographs of her new patients so they can see what she is seeing.