Dental Exam in Indianapolis, IN
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New patients receive a comprehensive examination, which includes a screening for oral cancer, gum and bone disease, blood pressure, and systemic disorders. A routine oral exam is performed on established patients to determine any changes in dental and health status since the previous visit.
Your gum tissue is measured with a fine instrument ruler to calibrate in millimeters pocket depth between the tooth and the connective gum tissue around the tooth. Pocket depths more than 4 millimeters could indicate disease and infection. The deeper the pocket, the greater the extent plaque bacteria collects, leading to infection and gum disease.
X-rays are taken as needed.
Tooth scaling and root planing occur as needed.
Routine cleanings also include a professional polishing (prophy) that removes only the soft sticky plaque that is above the gumline.
Our office uses the latest in digital x-ray technology. Digital x-rays offer a detailed image of your entire mouth and also offer up to 80% less radiation than traditional film x-rays.
X-rays play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of dental problems, as well as providing a clear picture for a dentist to accurately diagnose and provide the necessary treatment.
We place a small sensor in your mouth. The sensor is connected to a computer by a thin wire. Next, an x-ray beam is sent through your teeth and into the sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to image other sections of your teeth.
The digital dental x-ray system is more sensitive than dental x-ray film systems, so your exposure to x-rays is cut by as much as 90 percent. The large and color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it's easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. Your dental checkups take less time, and it's fun to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed.
Digital Panoramic X-Rays
Panoramic x-rays offer patients a complete detailed image of the entire mouth, including the teeth, jaw (upper and lower), sinuses, and TMJ.
This provides a complete picture of how everything looks and relates to each other.
Our office uses an intraoral exam in order to allow the patient to see the what the doctor sees at the same time. This allows the patient to understand the issues the doctor is seeing and helps the doctor in discussing treatment plans.
Micro Ultrasonic Scaling
We provide our patients with the luxury of ultrasonic scaling. It is more comfortable for patients and allows for the scaling process to be completed faster than having to scrape tooth surfaces like the conventional scaling process.
Dental Exam Reviews
Friendly service. I was in for a routine cleaning and they were able to give me a filling without having to come back for an additional appointment! I've never waited more than a few minutes in their waiting room.
Update: We just had three of our kids get 18 teeth pulled in total! This office was again so fantastic. They treated the kids and I with such kindness with even a phone call that night to check on the kids. I can’t say enough about how much they care about the whole person not just getting the job done. 9 months ago: We love this office!! So glad we switched. Everyone is fantastic and very friendly. They are great with kids. #teamlisa 😎
Dr. Craig Ball and staff are amazing. Dr. Craig Ball and Jaylen fixed my front tooth. He and his team are amazing. They take the word “professionalism” to another level. Please do yourself and your family a favor and go see Dr. Craig Ball. This guy is the “MJ” of the world of Dentistry.
I have been going to Ball Dentistry for many year. I love that they stay close to the appointment time. Very good at explaining at how to improve on oral hygiene. Everyone in office is friendly. You never feel rushed through your procedures or cleaning. They work well together as a team. I would highly recommend this group.
Ball Denistry- North is the best. I have been coming here for quite sometime The staff are both friendly and professional The hygienist was thorough and made me feel comfortable. She listened and explained anything I had questions about. Dr Ball is the best. The best dentist and office I have ever been to.