A healthy smile is a happy smile. At Pearl Dental, our expert team is here to deliver high-quality preventative dental care in Louisville to kids and adults, including regular checkups and cleanings, state-of-the-art oral cancer screenings, and protections like sealants and fluoride treatments. We operate an entirely latex-free facility, and sedation dentistry is available for any procedure. If you’re looking for a dental care experience that is as comfortable and inviting as it is professional, Pearl Dental is the best dentist in Louisville, KY for you.
Dental Cleaning & Checkups
An oral exam coupled with radiographs allows our team to perform a complete inspection of your mouth, head, and neck. During regular cleanings and checkups, which we recommend twice each year, we can detect cavities, problems in existing dental restorations, gum and bone recession, or other abnormalities. A dental cleaning removes dental plaque and tartar from the teeth. We start by using an ultrasonic device that emits vibrations and is cooled by water to loosen larger pieces of tartar. Next, we use hand tools to manually remove smaller deposits and smooth the surfaces of each tooth. To complete the cleaning, we polish your teeth, and you’ll leave our office with a brighter, cleaner smile.
Oral Cancer Screening
Nearly 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancers each year, and one of the most pivotal factors for survival is early detection. Our team is trained to find signs of cancerous or precancerous conditions in your mouth during an oral cancer screening, which we recommend yearly in addition to your regular dental cleanings.
We also offer a more in depth screening called Vizilite, which assists to identify, evaluate, monitor and mark abnormal oral lesions suspicious for pathology. This includes precancerous cells and cancer that may be difficult to see during a regular visual exam.
Dental sealants help prevent tooth decay by covering, or sealing, the recesses on a tooth’s biting surfaces. This includes the grooves and fissures that are common in the back teeth, as well as the cingulum pits that may be common in the front teeth.
Fluoride Treatments & Desensitizing Agents
Fluoride treatments are a useful way to help remineralize teeth. These treatments, which provide a further supplement to the fluoride in your toothpaste and tap water, repair the enamel layer and help prevent tooth decay by making teeth more resistant to the bacteria that causes plaque buildup. Patients occasionally express concern about the safety of fluoride treatments, but we stress that the levels contained in topical dental treatments are not dangerous. If you have questions about fluoride, we’re happy to answer them. If you experience sensitivity in your teeth due to exposed root areas, we can apply a topical desensitizing agent to help make you more comfortable.