General & Family Dentistry
Waukegan, IL Dentist
On your first visit, we will ask you for your health background and information. This interview helps us understand the reason for your visit and gives us a baseline history to aid us in developing the best dental plan for your individual needs.
The Dental Examination
Your first visit to Greenwood Dental Care will consist of a comprehensive oral exam and a series of full mouth X-rays to get a better look at your entire mouth and underlying jaw structure. During your examination, our doctors will use a small pick and mirror to examine each tooth for cavities, plaque and damage. You will also undergo a gum examination where your gums will be gently probed to detect any signs of gum disease. After your thorough examination, Dr. Kurziak or Dr. Dyme will sit down with you to discuss the results of the exam and plan any necessary repairs or treatments, so small problems today don’t turn into big problems tomorrow.
Thorough Dental Cleaning
The second part of your bi-annual check-up at Greenwood Dental Care consists of a complete professional dental cleaning conducted by one of our gentle and caring dental hygienists. Even the most hygiene-dedicated patients who brush and floss regularly will never achieve the same results as that of a deep cleaning from one of our trained dental hygienists. For the best dental health and cavity prevention, it is important to have your teeth professionally cleaned, polished, and treated with fluoride twice a year.