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Dental appointments can be a little scary, but that’s often the case if you’re not sure what to expect in the dental chair. So, to help you prepare for your six-month checkup coming up, we would be happy to explain the steps involved in your appointment.

First, you’ll receive a dental cleaning and exam. Your dental cleaning will be easy and painless, but it might involve a tiny bit of pressure. To begin, your hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from your smile with special tools and techniques. This is extremely beneficial because it helps you prevent gum disease. Then, they will examine the gumline and look for any dental issues. Next, they will floss between your teeth and remove the substances that live there. Finally, they will polish your teeth to remove the surface stains on your smile.

At the end of your visit, Dr. Sean Ky will examine your entire mouth and look for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and enamel erosion. If she sees any signs, she will discuss your treatment options with you to help you strengthen your smile and oral health. In addition to this exam, she will also perform an oral cancer screening, which will involve inspecting your mouth and throat for signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.

Call Sean T. Ky today at 626-792-0448 if you have any questions about dental cleanings and exams in Pasadena, California. Our dental team would be happy to talk with you and give you the answers you’re looking for so you can feel more calm and comfortable in the dental chair. We look forward to helping you!