Dental Exam in Indianapolis, IN
Ready to get started?Contact Us
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.
Ball Dentistry Reviews
Great experience. Their staff are friendly and professional. I’ve worked with hygienist Amy several times now and have been blown away by her attention to detail and professionalism. Would highly recommend.
I am a new patient here. I had a cleaning today with Dr. Rachel and Thomas. I can honestly say in my 59 years, this is the first dental appointment that I didn't want to leave. They both are just so wonderful, as is the entire practice. They go above and beyond for their patients. I would give more then 5 Stars if I could!! My next visit is 3/27 and I cannot wait! Thanks all!
Me and my three elementary school boys had our first appointment at Ball Dentistry today. The dentist, hygienists and front office members were very kind and helpful! My boys had no problem going to the back by themselves to get their teeth looked at and cleaned while I had my appointment. Based on this first appointment I would highly recommend Ball Dentistry!
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 😎
It had been five years since I could afford a dentist, when I walked through the doors of this place. Dr. Craig and assistant Jaylen took such good care of me. I wasn't judged, I genuinely felt like they cared! With the amount of cavities I had, I ended up visiting many times over the last 6 months, and made sure I got Dr. Craig and Jaylen every single time! I just wrapped up my last visit for a cap and crown yesterday, and they did excellent work! It was my first root canal and I didn't have a single fear or anything! I highly recommend these two, especially Jaylen. She is efficient, funny, kind, gets the job done, and also feels like your best friend while doing so! I can't wait to go back to see her and Dr. Craig for my cleaning!!! 10/10 recommend this place!!!!