At Daylight Dental, we do everything possible to help our busy Austin, TX patients fit dental care into their busy schedules, so we try to accommodate our new patients with a dental cleaning and exam during their first appointment.
If your dentist or hygienist finds that your gums are healthy and free of infection, they would recommend a simple dental cleaning. In this case, and if time permits, we will perform the treatment the same day.
However, some patients come to us with issues like advanced gum disease that are beyond what we can resolve with a simple dental cleaning. If this is the case, your hygienist will schedule a follow-up appointment to perform a deep periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing (SRP).
Scaling and root planing is a more in-depth type of dental cleaning, and your hygienist needs to take their time to do a thorough job that will help us restore your gums to a healthy state. Since it’s an involved procedure, these tend to be long appointments, so your hygienist will likely break the process into two visits to ensure your comfort.
We love welcoming new patients and families to our Austin, TX dental office and want to make your first appointment with us a success. Please call us at (512) 782-8738 to schedule or walk-in to our office, and we will get you on our schedule for the same day.