Dental Cleanings & Exams in Chicago

Regular dental check-ups are essential for ensuring good dental health and physical well-being. At each appointment, we will perform a comprehensive examination of your oral health to make sure that underlying dental problems are treated before they can cause permanent damage. 

What to Expect During Dental Exams?

Here’s what you can expect during a routine examination appointment with one of our Chicago Dentists at ABC Dental:

Digital Dental X-raysDuring each appointment, Dr. will look at digital x-ray images of your teeth detect teeth cavities, gum problems, cysts, and bone loss.  Digital x-rays help diagnose dental issues in the early stages, that are not even visible to the naked eye.

Gum Problem Screening – by using a combination of clinical examination and x-ray images, one of our top Chicago Dentists will look for inflamed, swollen or bleeding gums or bone loss, that may indicate towards an underlying gum problem. 

Detection of Tooth Decay – tooth decay, if detected in the early stages, can save you a considerable amount of time and money that would otherwise have been spent on treatment with fillings or restorations. That is why one of our top Chicago Dentists will perform a thorough clinical and examination at each appointment so that you maintain pearly white and caries-free teeth. 

What Happens During Cleaning and Polishing?

Another essential part of dental exams is professional dental cleanings. At each appointment, one of our top Chicago Dentists will assess your periodontal health. If plaque and tartar deposits have formed on your teeth, our dentist will perform scaling and root-planning to remove them and prevent further progression of gum inflammation.

Professional teeth cleaning, also known as dental prophylaxis, are performed by dentists and registered dental hygienists. The primary purpose is to remove plaque and tartar deposits from your teeth. Plaque is a soft, sticky material that adheres to your teeth when oral hygiene maintenance is not optimal.

With time, plaque becomes hardened and is difficult to remove from the tooth’s surface with routine brushing. When this happens, the doctor will use an ultrasonic scaler that vibrates at a very high frequency and removes the tartar deposits from the teeth. After cleaning, we will polish your teeth to minimize the chances of re-attachment of plaque deposits.

How Often Should I Get my Teeth Professionally Cleaned?


At ABC Dental, we recommend professional cleaning polishing at least twice a year. However, for patients who are at a higher risk of developing gum and periodontal problems, we recommend more frequent visits to ensure optimal oral health.

Professional teeth cleaning is not only crucial for preventing periodontal problems, but it also allows you to have teeth without cavities, a fresh breath. So, if you want to enjoy pearly white teeth and healthy gums, you should schedule your check-up and cleaning appointment with one of our top Chicago Dentists at 773-481-2200.

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