Teeth Cleaning & Exams in Tucson

Your health is one of your most important assets in leading a productive and meaningful life and regular teeth cleaning and exams is one of the best ways to manage your oral health. Dr. Carson and his team will assist you in developing and understanding of your oral health and the means available to solve problems you may be experiencing or are likely to experience in the future. The first important step in understanding your oral health is a comprehensive exam.

Comprehensive Dental Exam

The comprehensive teeth cleaning and evaluation you receive in our office may be unlike any you have experienced before. The approach will be thorough and comprehensive. You will be encouraged to ask questions and voice concerns throughout the process. Dr. Carson will seek to understand your current oral condition and the underlying factors that affect your oral health. Keep in mind that disease, nutrition, occlusal function (your bite), accidental injury, your genetic makeup and even more factors affect your oral health.

Teeth Cleaning

The hygienist will spend time discovering how you care for your teeth and might discuss alternate methods that may be helpful for your unique situation. The cleaning will consist of removing both hard and soft deposits from your teeth, greatly reducing the amount of bacteria near the gums and the teeth followed by polishing your teeth. This will help return your gums to a state of health.

Gingivitis & Gum Treatment

The mildest form of gum disease is called “gingivitis.” If you have gingivitis your gums will redden, swell and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort to begin with so it can easily sneak up on you. Although gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene, statistics show that up to 30% of the population may be genetically susceptible. Gingivitis is a serious infection that requires attention.

Deep Teeth Cleaning

The phase “deep teeth cleaning” is often referring to scaling and root planing also known as active periodontal therapy.



Keeping Our Patients Safe and Healthy at John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C.

Dear Patients,

As all of you know, our vision here at John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C. is to partner with patients to achieve the best for their long-term oral and overall health. We are honored to serve you. In light of current coronavirus/COVID-19 concerns affecting the world and an order from the Arizona Governor we, like all dental offices in Arizona, are closed for anything other than dental emergencies until April 3rd.

If you have a dental emergency, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are committed now and always to your needs.

The offices of John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C. continues to employ the most up-to-date infection control procedures and our record proves that they work really well! Rest assured that the infection control and standard precautions that we always employed are excellent deterrents to COVID-19 and every other virus. In addition to the routine steps we take, we are being even more vigilant of all the areas in the office. Surfaces in the reception area, front desk area, consultation area and restroom, which would normally be cleaned and disinfected daily, are now being disinfected throughout the day. Hand sanitizer is readily available in all areas of the practice for your use.

During this confusing and stressful time, staying healthy helps you fight off any challenge! Know that we take our role as your healthcare partner very seriously and are here to help! For the latest information and guidance, please refer to the CDC’s COVID-19 situation webpage, the Department of Public Health website, or ADA.

Stay safe and healthy—we look forward to seeing you soon.