Dental Cleaning & Exam in Los Angeles
Great dental care at River Dentistry does not only keep your teeth healthy and strong but it also keeps you feeling and looking your best.
During the initial dental exam at River Dentistry dental office, a dentist will evaluate health/condition of your teeth and gums as well as your regular oral hygiene procedures. If you are a new patient and this is your first oral dental exam in Los Angeles, the dentist may recommend X-rays to determine the present status of your oral health and have a baseline to help identify changes that may occur later. A new set of X-rays may be needed to help your dentist detect any new cavities, determine the status of your gum health or evaluate the growth and development of your teeth.
Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
Having your teeth cleaned isn’t as unpleasant as you may think it is, and it’s necessary for a healthy, plaque-free mouth. Without regular dental cleaning, dental plaque and tartar can build up and eventually lead to bad breath and gum disease, no matter how well you brush. Ultrasonic dental cleaning is one of the most efficient cleaning methods to both clean your teeth and minimize pain. Not only will an ultrasonic dental cleaning remove plaque, but it will get rid of tartar and a hardened, calcified form of tarter called calculus that is difficult to remove with old-fashioned scraping. The frequency of the vibrations is fine-tuned so that it literally disintegrates all the tartar and plaque without affecting the enamel of the teeth in the slightest. Water shooting out of the tip of the dental cleaning instrument will wash tarter and plaque debris out of the way. Not only is ultrasonic dental cleaning more effective than standard cleaning, it’s also faster and more efficient. It has actually been shown to decrease the occurrence of gingivitis and other gum diseases, because more plaque is able to be removed.
Deep Cleaning, Scaling, and Root Planning
If during the dental examination the dentist finds signs of gingivitis (the early stage of gum disease) or periodontitis (more severe pocketing around the roots of teeth associated with bone loss and loss of attachment), he or she will use periodontal probing to determine the extent of your gum disease.
Then we will administer a rejuvenating deep dental cleaning, scaling, and root planning session. We will use a topical anesthetic to numb your gums for 20 to 30 minutes. We will go below the gum line to remove any plaque, tartar, and bacteria – thus allowing your gums and bone to heal.
Patients who have gum disease need to most effective deep cleaning methods available, so they can benefit greatly from an ultrasonic cleaning as well. It can reach down below the lining of the gums to clear away the hard to reach plaque and calculus deposits that a hand scraper can’t quite reach. Since there’s no actual physical pressure on the tooth, patients who have periodontal disease, which causes the teeth to loosen, can safely receive an ultrasonic cleaning with no worry that it might dislodge a loose tooth.
Maintaining oral health and fighting gum infections is easy. It just takes a little time each day and some professional help from your friends at River Dentistry – leading experts in deep dental cleaning in Los Angeles. Gum disease is an infection in your mouth, which can reach your bloodstream and some patients. For example, pregnant women may have higher risk of developing accelerated gum disease due to hormonal changes. Unfortunately the health ramifications of gum disease and not having regular dental oral exams and dental teeth cleaning can be quite serious and may be linked to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
However, as beneficial as River Dentistry office visits and dental cleaning in Downtown Los Angeles are for your dental health, everyday home care is also critical! Keep your smile bright and beautiful between visits.
Meet our Dedicated Team of Dental Professionals
Charles Huang, DDSDentist, Owner
A Los Angeles native, Dr. Charles Huang, DDS attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Pharmacology. He went on to receiving a DDS degree from NYU.
Lesley Hugh, DDSAssociate Dentist
Kyung Lesley Hugh, DDS graduated from Columbia University Dental School in New York in 2015. She completed her post-graduate residency (GPR) at Montefiore, New York in 2016.
Anna RaithDental Hygienist
Anna Raith, Registered Dental Hygienist, has been working in dental field for over 7 years and joined River Dentistry office in 2016. She gratuated with honors and received a Western Periodontology Award.
Illya LykhininOffice Manager
Illya is River Dentistry’s Office Manager and dental insurance expert. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017 and cheerfully communicates with the most demanding patients.
What Our Patients Say About Us
I highly recommend Dr. Charles Huang! He and his team are extremely friendly, honest with you about everything, and provide phenomenal services. They will always let you know any charges ahead of time and will never bill you for hidden fees. Hands down, best dentist I've ever had! (Yelp Review)
Dr. Charlie and his staff were friendly and took good care of me during my visit. I recommend if you are looking for a dentist to give River Dentistry a try. I HATE going to the dentist, but all my fears aside, they took great care to make sure I was comfortable through the procedures. Definitely recommended! (Yelp Review)
I recently moved to LA and was looking for a dentist. The Yelp reviews were 100% positive, so I had to check it out. From the very beginning each staff member was warm and friendly... and proceeded to do a great job. These guys are really great. Amazing customer service and genuine concern. A very satisfied customer 🙂 (Yelp Review)
What a find! Needed a dentist in my area that was open on Saturday and, to my great pleasure, I found River Dentistry. I went in because of a chipped front tooth and came out with a fresh clean smile. Dr. Huang is amazing with his work and also with the care and attention he provides [to] his patients. (Yelp Review)