Oral cancer screening.
At Northfield Dental Clinic, our Nanaimo dentists offer a comprehensive hygiene program that goes beyond traditional teeth cleaning. An appointment with our hygienists is a proactive step toward preventing oral health issues, including tooth decay. As your partners in dentistry, our mission is to help you maintain a lifetime of oral health through excellent diagnostic, prevention, and patient education.
Preventing tooth decay.
Our clinic uses award-winning oral screening and imaging technology to detect oral cancer in its earliest stages. The VELscope Vx helps us identify oral disease early while it’s still easy to treat. It is the most powerful tool available for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities. The VELscope uses a blue light (no radiation) to allow our dental professionals to see diseases not visible with the naked eye.
At your first hygiene appointment, we carefully examine your teeth and gums, looking for things such as plaque build-up and signs of gum disease, to allow us to tailor a personalized oral hygiene care plan that meets your specific needs. A thorough intraoral and extraoral exam will be performed at each appointment, as well as a visual screening of any lesions or changes to the oral structures.
During your appointment, we will discuss any concerns you have about your oral health, such as sensitive teeth, periodontal gum disease, or receding gums. Have any hygiene-related questions? No problem! Our hygienists are experts and will happily give you all the help you need to take the best care of your smile.
Depending on your specific situation, our Nanaimo dentists can do a check-up exam after your teeth cleaning to diagnose any changes to your teeth and gums. Early detection of tooth decay is extremely important to the longevity of your teeth, and we want to make sure that your oral health is closely monitored and maintained at all times.