Dentist in Portland, OR
At Dougherty Laybourn Menashe Dental, Doctors John, Scott, and Andrew provide exceptional oral healthcare. Below are some preventive services that they provide.
X-Rays: Full mouth series, bite wing, and panoramic images help the doctors and staff at Dougherty Laybourn Menashe Dental determine potential risks to oral health including cavities and periodontitis.
New Patient Exams: In addition to xrays, new patients receive a thorough oral evaluation to acquaint the patient and doctor with one another while identifying the treatment needs of each individual patient.
Periodic Exams: The frequency of regular dental checkups is determined by the rate of cavity progression and periodontal health.
Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation: The measurement of perio pockets, bleeding gums, bone loss, and tooth mobility help evaluate the support structure for your teeth. A comprehensive periodontal evaluation is crucial in determining the type the dental cleaning that is necessary for a healthy mouth.
Prophylaxis: A basic dental cleaning for patients with plaque induced gingivitis and mild to moderate calculus build up.
Full Mouth Debridement: Initial treatment for patients with severe tartar build up and long absences between dental cleanings; generally followed by prophylaxis or scaling and root planing.
Scaling and Root Planing: A deep cleaning under the gum tissue to treat periodontitis diagnosed from the comprehensive periodontal evaluation.
Periodontal Maintenance: Follow up treatment after scaling and root planing for continued treatment of periodontitis; follow-up visits may occur at 3, 4, or 6 month intervals.
Fluoride: Topical fluoride gel or systemic fluoride tablets reduce the rate of cavities by making teeth more resistant to acid created by bacteria.
Dental Sealants: Shot-free and drill-free fillings that prevent food from sticking to deep grooves in teeth and causing cavities.
Mouth Guards: Snoring, teeth grinding, athletic protection and more can be achieved with various types of mouth guards. Ask how we can help protect your teeth!.
Caries Risk Kits: From toothpaste to mouthwash, ask about our array of oral health products to protect your teeth!