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Checkups & Cleanings

Dental Checkups & Cleanings

You’ll get a warm welcome at our office.

Total Smile Care services Rancho Palos Verdes and the surrounding area, providing affordable dentistry and cleanings. Dr. Palani is trained and experienced in the latest procedures. He has additionally invested into state-of-the-art technology to give you very accurate examinations and treatment plans, as well as very gentle and comfortable treatment.

Dr. Palani offers new patients a $79 examination, x-rays, consultation and cleaning. For people who want to find out more about the condition of their teeth and gums and would like a personalized treatment plan, Dr. Palani offers an exam, x-rays and consultation for only $29.

New Patient Exam & Consultation

Dental Checkups & Cleanings

As part of your consultation you’ll get to view pictures taken inside your mouth with an intraoral camera.

  • Complete oral exam
  • High-speed, low-dose digital X-rays
  • Intraoral photos for a permanent record
  • Gum disease evaluation
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Blood pressure check
  • Thorough review of dental & medical history
  • Discuss your treatment options
  • Answers to all of your questions

Only $29 for new patients. Usual value $189!

To make an appointment, call 424.287.4544 or click here to request an appointment online.

Very thorough checkups

Total Smile Care provides complete checkups and cleanings at an affordable price. Our thorough checkups may just be the most comprehensive dental exam you’ve ever received! Dr. Palani keeps up-to-date on all of the current dental advances and technology through on-going continuing education courses and will make sure you get a treatment plan that is right for you.

Your pre-exam starts with a listing of your medications and dental history. During the exam Dr. Palani will evaluate your potential cavities, bite, fillings, restorations and gums to get the overall Big Picture of the current state of your oral health. You’ll also get a private consultation with Dr. Palani in which he’ll review your treatment options, get your input and answer all your questions. Only then will he recommend a personalized treatment plan to improve your oral health and your smile’s appearance.

Exams the high-tech way

Dental Checkups & Cleanings

You’ll review your digital x-rays as part of your checkup.

The exam itself includes low-dose, high-speed digital X-rays, a gum disease check, cancer screening and blood pressure test. It also includes an intraoral camera exam that gives Dr. Palani a bird’s eye view of your mouth. The results are recorded and shown on a TV monitor so you can see what Dr. Palani sees; which means you can see improvements as treatment progresses.

These very thorough checkups are repeated once a year to help assure your ongoing good dental health. And to start you on the road to good oral health Dr. Palani’s hygienist will give you a thorough full cleaning of your teeth after your exam and consultation.

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Thorough yet gentle teeth cleaning with our Ultrasonic Scaler

Good oral hygiene is of utmost importance in preventing tooth decay. You can count on our well-trained hygienists to be especially gentle during your cleaning and to make sure you are comfortable as well.

Our hygienist will remove heavy tartar buildup that can cause tooth decay using an ultrasonic scaler. With this state-of-the-art technology your teeth can quickly and effectively be cleaned with minimal discomfort. After the cleaning, your teeth will be polished so they are bright and shiny!

Gum Disease Treatment

Dental Checkups & CleaningsOur hygienist will show you models of teeth so that you get a better understanding of how gum disease attacks the gums and the effect it has on your teeth.

If you have gum disease, we’ll treat you with our ultrasonic scaler, which makes deep cleanings a lot more comfortable; with our diode laser for gentle and full disinfection; and to make sure all the bacteria are fully eliminated, we can use Arestin® antibiotic therapy. Click here to learn more about our Gum Disease Treatment.

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Tooth-colored Fillings

These days there is no need for ugly, and potentially toxic, amalgam (silver) fillings. The composite material used for fillings is strong, and best of all, safe and tooth-colored. Dr. Palani uses high-grade composite material for all his fillings.

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Gentle treatment

Pain is not an issue at our office. You won’t feel any injections and with our gentle and precise laser, post-operative pain is reduced or even eliminated.

Patient Education

Dental Checkups & Cleanings

Gum disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults. At Total Smile Care we’ll explain in detail how gum disease works to cause that tooth loss.

Dr. Palani believes that patient education is as important as patient treatment. He wants to help you prevent dental problems. That’s why he makes sure that each of his patients understands how to correctly brush and floss. Our hygienists provide full patient education on gum disease and oral hygiene.

Additionally, he makes sure you completely understand the personalized treatment plan he creates for you, as well as the procedures that are involved. You can count on Dr. Palani to listen to your concerns, answer your questions and thoroughly explain any treatment you receive before he actually starts any procedure.

To make an appointment, call 424.287.4544 or click here to request an appointment online.
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