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If your dental checkup is quickly approaching, it’s time to prepare. The more you know about your appointment, the better you will feel in the hands of our dentist, Dr. Willis Jensen. Now, we know you have probably had many appointments before, but we know the dental office can sometimes stir up nerves and anxiety. So, to help you feel calm and relaxed in the dental chair, our dental team is happy to help you know what to expect by giving you the answers to frequently asked questions about dental checkups in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Why do I need a dental cleaning and exam?

Dental cleanings are vital for your oral health. This is because they help you remove stubborn, harmful, and toxic substances from your teeth and gums, like plaque and tartar. These substances can create gum disease and tooth decay if they are not removed. When it comes to your exam, this gives your dentist the chance to detect and treat dental problems at early stages of growth, which can help you avoid major dental treatment, consequences, and pain.

What happens during the appointment?

At the beginning, our dental team will take a series of dental X-rays of your mouth. This will help us know the health of your teeth, gums, and underlying bone. Then, we will deeply clean your mouth by removing the plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, thoroughly flossing between your teeth, polishing the surfaces of your chompers, and strengthening your teeth. Next, your dentist will carefully check your smile and X-rays with his naked eye.  If a problem is detected, he will recommend the proper next steps.

Will treatment hurt?

Your dental cleaning and exam should not be painful. You might feel some pressure and sensitivity, depending on the health of your teeth and gums, but you should not feel any major discomfort. If you are anxious about your appointment, you can talk to our dental team about possibly using a sedative to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during your appointment.

Call Willis J Jensen DDS today at 847-577-7440 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team wants you to have the best dental experience possible at our office, so we are always happy to help you in any way we can. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you!