Welcome to the practice! Our website will never supplement the one-on-one attention you’ll receive with Dr. Ravin, but we’ve included some helpful resources that will streamline your visit. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office!.
At your checkup, the doctor will assess your teeth, gums, head, neck, jaw joints, and bite (how upper and lower teeth fit together). If she finds cause for concern, she’ll explain his findings, pointing out problem areas on your X-rays and intraoral photographs. Please use this consultation time to get answers to your questions. By having a good understanding of your oral health and treatment options, you can make wise, informed decisions about treatment.
After a checkup, patients usually attend a professional cleaning appointment with our dental hygienist. She’ll record information about your gums, look for signs of gum disease – a potentially serious condition that affects up to 80% of the population. Your cleaning will involve gentle removal of plaque, tartar, and debris from your teeth. In addition, the hygienist will provide you with tips about brushing and flossing at home. Feel free to ask questions during your cleaning appointment. If you show signs of gum disease, the hygienist will recommend treatment, such as a deep cleaning.