About Dental Cleanings
Even with a perfect home oral care routine, including flossing and brushing, tartar and plaque can still form around the dental enamel. This can cause cavities and bacterial infections and other problematic areas. To help the teeth remain clean and healthy, Knoxville, TN residents should have a dental cleaning at a minimum of twice a year at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek with our dentists. This is also referred to as a scale and polish. During a dental exam and cleaning, our dentists will use professional tools to slowly remove plaque and tartar on the enamel. After the cleaning, the teeth will be polished with a buffer and any additional dental treatments such as periodontal work or fillings will be discussed. Consistent dental cleanings are important for preventing oral disease.
"I had a wonderful first time experience. The entire staff was welcoming, warm and very professional. I felt like they genuinely cared by educating me about my oral hygiene needs, as well as me as a person, because we talked about life issues. I met Dr Borole through her project "Smiles for Hope" and what sacrifice of love her team gives! This office feels like family! I highly recommend."- L.W. / Google / Oct 14, 2018
"This dentist office is amazing. Every time I go in they remember me, and things I have even done. Like another family. Dental hygienist I use there is so sweet. The front desk staff is amazing. They always look to help you or even find the cheapest routes for you too. I ended up getting my braces there, and the time flew bu with them because I never dread going in to the dentist. Most people do not like seeing the dentist, but I enjoy it cause the staff makes it a great experience. I highly recommend going here. If you haven't tried, definitely should give them a try."- L.L. / Google / Oct 12, 2018
"Excellent dentist. Staff is always top notch"- L.W. / Google / Oct 10, 2018
"This team is awesome. Very professional and very tuned to their patients and their needs. Highly recommend on every level."- S.S. / Google / Oct 05, 2018
"This is the first dentist’s office I’ve been to where I don’t dread my appointment. The staff is so incredibly friendly and Dr. Borole is very nice and professional. My hygienist remembers me and what we talked about the previous appointment. I never have to wait or pay anything additional from my insurance. The location is convenient and I highly recommend!"- S.G. / Google / Sep 20, 2018
What to Expect
Dental cleanings are typically pain-free, but if the individual has gums or teeth that are sensitive, a numbing medication can be applied. Moreover, if the patient has anxiety getting through the dental exam and cleaning due to gagging reflex, sedation options are also available at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek. A dental cleaning generally starts with an ultrasonic instrument that assists to loosen and break off plaque and tartar. Next, our dentists use a hand held device such as curettes and scalers to scrape off build-up from the gumline and enamel. The last step is to polish and buff the enamel. Fluoride and flossing usually completes the treatment.
After the teeth are polished and buffed, our dentists may conduct an oral exam to test for symptoms of any oral conditions such as cancer, periodontal disease, or an abscess. To ensure the teeth remain healthy, individuals should maintain an at-home teeth cleaning protocol of brushing plus flossing daily. Patients should confirm their next appointment at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek before leaving the office, generally by 6 months.
Since a professional dental cleaning two times a year is considered an important preventative care procedure, most dental insurance providers will cover the majority of the expense. DentalWorks - Turkey Creek will confirm with each patient's insurance company to determine their out-of-pocket fees before billing the patient directly. Individuals without insurance plans should ask about financing options through DentalWorks - Turkey Creek.
Plan Your Procedure
Clean and Polished
If you delay your regular dental cleaning, the chance of additional dental issues could occur. To get your healthiest smile, schedule a professional dental cleaning at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek in Knoxville, TN with our dentists. Annual dental cleanings keep your gums and teeth clean and take away plaque and tartar. This helps to prevent oral infections, cavities, gum disease and keeps your teeth appearing bright and white.