A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit.  At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will include the following:

  •  Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.  X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions. 
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.

Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists.  Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:

  • Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface.  Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
  • Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth.  It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva.  The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums.  This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
  • Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

COVID-19 Update

To our patients, thank you for your patience and understanding during this pandemic. Since our opening in May, we have no reported case of Covid-19. Our new guidelines are working to keep you, your family, and our team safe during this pandemic. Click on the button for more details. Stay Safe and Healthy!!

OUR

HOURS

  Day  Time
 Monday  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
 Tuesday  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
 Wednesday  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
 Thursday  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
 Friday  8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (by appt only)
 Saturday  8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (by appt only)
 Sunday  Closed

OUR

LOCATION

110 D St SE, Auburn, WA
Phone: 253-880-1828
Fax/Text: 425-390-4263
Office Hours:
Mon-Thu: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Sat: 8:00AM - 2:00PM (by appt)

PNW Dentistry

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Dentistry

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