Dental Cleaning: What to Expect in the Dental Chair

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When you come into our office for a dental cleaning and exam, our Pooley Dentistry team wants you to feel calm and comfortable. So, to help make that possible, we would like to tell you what to expect during your appointment. That way you will feel more prepared and ready.

When you come in for your appointment, you can expect the following steps:

Step 1: First, our welcoming dental team will guide you through our office into a comfortable dental chair. Then, we will put a bib-like cloth over your chest to keep your clothes from getting wet or dirty.

Step 2: Your friendly hygienist will then deeply clean your smile with special tools. This is a vital treatment because it involves removing the plaque and tartar from your teeth. This helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease. This cleaning shouldn’t cause pain—just a little bit of pressure. You will then go through a flossing treatment.

Step 3: Your hygienist will then take a few X-rays of your smile. When finished, your dentist will come into the room and examine them. If you have any dental issues, he will discuss them with you and help you decide on the best treatment possible.

Step 4: Lastly, our team will give you a beneficial fluoride treatment. This will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. The treatment will only last a few minutes, but it will give your teeth the strength they need to fight bacteria and harmful particles throughout the day.

To learn more about dental cleanings in Loves Park, Illinois, please feel free to call our office today at 815-968-5434 and talk to Dr. Steven Pooley or a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!