Dr. Salm is enthusiastic about providing a strong foundation for oral hygiene. Our expert staff is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of care for our patients in Richmond and surrounding areas.
The Dental Examination
A comprehensive oral examination and cleaning are recommended twice a year for people of all ages. At your initial checkup, we take thoughtful measures, like providing you with complete oral X-rays, to ensure the healthiness of your gums, teeth, and jaw. X-rays are not required for each visit, however, we will notify you if we think they are needed more than once a year.
Clients will receive a complete assessment of their mouth, including teeth, gums, tongue, even their jaw and neck, by one of our team members. Our highly skilled staff will examine every tooth, all 32 if you have them, for cavities and plaque. They will also check for damage using a small dental pick and mirror. Close inspections of your gums, such as these allow us to detect any existing gum disease and determine the level of care needed for healthier gums. Our team will examine your entire head to detect other related issues like TMJ disorder. If we determine additional treatment is necessary, we will take more X-rays and diagnose the issue.
Following your oral assessment, one of our professional and knowledgeable team members will give your teeth a thorough clean. Professionals suggest having your teeth cleaned at least two times a year to protect against oral diseases like cavities and to determine solutions for any dental concerns. Professional cleanings are added protection to the healthy actions you can take at home, like brushing and flossing twice a day.
Schedule your cleaning today by calling (262) 548-3555
In need of immediate care?
We offer emergency phone consultations to our existing patients. Call us anytime at (262) 548-3555.