Periodontal disease and decay are caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film that constantly forms and sticks to your teeth at the gum line. With proper brushing, flossing and regular visits to your dentist, you can reduce plaque formation and help prevent periodontal disease.
Periodontal diseases is mainly caused by the bacteria found in dental plaque. If left unattended, plaque hardens into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar). A comprehensive periodontal exam by our highly-experienced dentists, Dr. Hossein Jahangiri and Dr. Noor Khedraki, will be performed at your initial dental visit at Portside Dentistry in Newport Beach.
Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
Examination of existing restorations: check current fillings, crowns, etc.
Examination of tooth decay: check all tooth surfaces for decay.
Oral cancer screening: check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, cheek tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
Oral hygiene recommendations: review and recommend oral hygiene aids as needed. (Electric toothbrushes, special periodontal brushes, fluorides, rinses, etc.)
Teeth polishing: remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Examination of Diagnostic X-rays (Radiographs)- Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
Gum Disease Evaluation- Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
Examination of Tooth Decay- All tooth surfaces will be checked for tooth decay with special dental instruments.
Examination of Existing Restorations- Check current fillings, bridges, dental crowns, etc.
Oral Cancer Screening- We check your face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, cheek tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
Oral Hygiene Recommendations- We review and recommend oral hygiene aids as needed, such as electric toothbrush, special periodontal brushes, fluorides, rinses, etc.
Teeth Polishing- We remove stain and plaque that can’t be easily removed with regular tooth brushing and scaling.
If you would like to schedule an appointment at Portside Dentistry today, call (949) 646-7707, fill out our Appointment Request Form. We are conveniently located at 3351 Hospital Rd #201, Newport Beach, CA 92663. We look forward to your visit and taking care of all your dental needs!