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Philadelphia Dentist | Philadelphia dental care | PA | Dental exams & cleanings

Robert S. Gurmankin, DMD

(215) 624-4415

Dental exams & cleanings
AGD Member
 

A comprehensive exam will be performed at your first visit.  At your regular check up exams we will perform the following:

- Diagnostic x-rays (as needed)

- Examination of existing fillings 

- Examination for tooth decay

- Evaluation for periodontal (gum) disease

- Oral cancer screening


Professional dental cleanings (prophylaxis) are usually performed by our hygienist.  Your cleaning will include:

- Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is mineralized plaque, which forms when the minerals in your saliva harden the plaque.  This happens when the plaque sits on the teeth for some time and can only be removed during a professional cleaning.

- Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of bacteria, food particles and saliva.  Plaque bacteria produce toxins that inflame the gums and can lead to gingivitis or periodontal disease.

- Polishing of the teeth

- Recommendations for proper home care

 
 
Philadelphia Dentist. Dr. Robert Gurmankin provides Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns to the following locations: Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs. Mayfair Dentist providing excellent dentistry including Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns in Philadelphia, Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs, Pennsylvania. Updated in 2014.
 

 

Updated in 2016.