Dental Cleanings & Dental Exams
At Dores Dental, a dental cleaning or exam involves much more than just examining your teeth. East Longmeadow, MA dentist Dr. James Dores and the Dores Dental team use the latest dental technologies to perform screenings for gum disease, oral cancer, and other medical problems. Catching diseases in their earliest stages is a big part of achieving positive outcomes.
We also thoroughly clean your teeth to remove the bacteria that can cause cavities, gum disease, and other dental damage.
We care about your family’s overall health, not just your dental health! Call Dores Dental at 413-241-3995 to schedule a dental cleaning and dental exam.
What Does Your Dentist Look for During Your Dental Exam?
Like your physician, your dentist and dental hygienist receive training in how to perform oral cancer screenings. So our team looks for abnormalities during your dental exams.
Early detection is especially important for cancers likely to be found during dental exams, including oral cancer and pharyngeal cancer. According to American Cancer Society data, both cancers have low survival rates after five years.Dr. Dores on Digital X-rays at Dores Dental
Another technology that we have here at the practice is digital x-rays. It’s a wonderful innovation. It has evolved over the past five years or so and it provides tremendous diagnostic abilities ...
Another technology that we have here at the practice is digital x-rays. It’s a wonderful innovation. It has evolved over the past five years or so and it provides tremendous diagnostic abilities and it reduces the level of x-ray exposure to the patient. Before, with the old film technology, you took time to develop the film and we had to read it at another time with X-ray. With the digital x-ray technology, we are able to take the x-ray while the patient is in the chair and view it immediately. The amount of exposure to the x-ray is about 1/10th of the old version, and it has increased diagnostic capabilities. We can see more details on the x-ray.
In addition to your teeth and gums, we’ll examine areas including:
- Your neck
- Your scalp
- The floor of your mouth
- Your salivary glands
Dental Exam Technology Has Come a Long Way
We use the latest dental technologies for your dental exams, including:
- Intraoral camera. The intraoral camera gives trusted East Longmeadow, MA dentist Dr. Dores a highly detailed look at the inside of your mouth. Even better, he can share the view with you during your exam. This can provide added comfort if you have dental anxiety.
- Digital X-rays. Unlike X-rays that use film, digital X-rays allow both doctor and patient to quickly view high-resolution X-rays on a computer screen. Dr. Dores can enlarge or sharpen images if a better look is needed. This makes diagnosing dental issues that require attention faster and easier.
You’ll get a thorough dental exam at Dores Dental, thanks to our highly trained East Longmeadow, MA dentist Dr. Dores and up-to-date dental technology. To book a dental exam or dental cleaning, call us at 413-241-3995. Or use our online form.