Comprehensive Preventative Care
The regular cleanings and dental checkups we provide are anything but routine. Our patients receive cleanings that will have your mouth feeling fresh, and dental exams that offer peace of mind and good long-term oral health.
Your dental checkup includes:
- A visual exam of your mouth, face, jaw and neck
- Digital diagnostics, as determined by your dentist
- A gingival pocket exam
- Professional cleaning of your teeth
- Comprehensive data capture in an electronic dental record
Your teeth are cleaned using special instruments to remove plaque from above and below the gumline. Afterwards, your teeth are polished. Tooth polishing makes your teeth look and feel great. It also smoothes tooth surfaces so plaque is less likely to accumulate.
During a visual exam, we will use a special camera with sophisticated magnification and lighting to see all surface areas inside your mouth. You will be able to watch the real-time, tooth-by-tooth video exam on your chair-side monitor.
Digital X-rays detect dental problems that cannot be found during a visual exam. We use Digital X-rays that provide instant results and emit 90% less radiation. Your dentist determines how often you need to have Digital X-rays.
Gingival Pocket Exam
Each tooth sits inside a gingival pocket of gum tissue - and healthy teeth require healthy gums. Good oral hygiene removes food debris and plaque that naturally collects inside the gingival pocket. A gingival pocket exam determines the presence or risk of gum (periodontal) disease. During your exam, a hand-held instrument is gently placed between gums and teeth to measure the depth of each pocket. As the depth of a gingival pocket increases, so does the risk of tooth damage and infection that leads to gum disease.
Electronic Dental Records
The records of our patients' dental checkups, diagnostics and treatments are kept electronically. Our patients benefit because we have immediate, comprehensive access to medical histories as well as the results of previous and current exams, diagnostics, treatment plans and progress reports. Electronic dental records improve patient safety and create clinical efficiencies that help reduce patient waiting time before and during appointments.
Contact Us for More Information
Phone: (802) 878-4664
"I am so fortunate to have Dr. Schaberg and his team helping me care for my dental health. The entire team has an incredible talent for creating a comfortable, sincere, welcoming environment. I appreciate how thoughtful Dr. Schaberg is in providing care. He always goes above and beyond to tailor treatment solutions that meet my complex needs. The atmosphere of Dr. Schaberg's practice is very positive and there is a strong emphasis on wellness. As an anxious patient I value the gentle manner in which I am treated by everyone in the office. When I became a patient of Dr. Schaberg was when a trip to the dentist became very easy and rather fun!"
- Kristine, Williston, VT