Preventive Dental Care

Preventive Dental Care

Dr. Derickson & Dalesandro provide the best in Tucson Preventative Dental Care treatments. From a comprehensive exams to sealants and everything in between, let Dr. Derickson and Dalesandro take care of all your preventative dental care needs!

Comprehensive Exam - At our office we truly believe that preventive dental care is the most important part of the dental care that we provide our patients. We recommend Comprehensive Dental Examinations for all of our new or returning patients.

Periodic Exam - We use these exams regularly to detect oral problems as early as possible. Current research indicates that problems with your mouth can affect your overall health. Likewise health conditions can affect your dental health.

Exams include:

Periodontal Disease Screening - This will show if you are one of the 3 out of 4 adults that are being affected by this sneaky disease. It doesn't usually cause pain or discomfort until it's in the advanced stages… when the gums and supporting bone are irreversibly damaged!

Oral Cancer Screening – An integral part of any dental exam. We regularly look at all of your mouth's soft tissue for changes in color, lumps, sores, or masses. Early detection is the key to successful treatment! Are you susceptible to this disease because of family history or habit?

Caries Detection – We find tooth decay through a combination of surface exploration, radiographic data, and new technology (see Technology)

Radiographic Evaluation – X-rays are a vital and necessary tool in the accurate diagnosis of dental disease. Most dental problems are difficult or even impossible to detect without the aid of an x-ray. In order to provide our patients with the best dental care and also consider their concerns about radiation exposure, we have updated our technology in this area! See the Technology button of this Website for more details.

Professional Dental Cleanings – Good oral hygiene at home is a great defense against dental disease. But it is only half of complete prevention of periodontal disease. Your toothbrush can only go so far in removing plaque and never removes tartar. Tartar houses bacteria that cause periodontal disease. If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, treatment is available to control or even stop its progression. Ranging from deep cleanings (root planning and scaling) to surgery, our doctors work along with highly trained periodontal specialists to care for patients that need this treatment.

Oral Hygiene Instruction – Showing you how to take good care of your teeth is what will make us completely successful in our goal of keeping you and your mouth healthy. We will review brushing and flossing techniques and make suggestions that will benefit your oral health. We also provide needed tools to help you along the way!

Sealants – We highly recommend the sealing of pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of children's permanent molars. They are inexpensive and highly effective in protecting those hard to reach areas, which are prone to decay. Children need added protection while they develop the skills to brush their teeth efficiently.

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