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Dear patients and friends,
We have good news! We have secured a temporary space with some needed equipment, and are starting to see patients there. The office is located about 8 minutes from our previous location, in the Sylvan Highlands building. We will be contacting patients to reschedule appointments that had to be canceled due to the fire. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns, or are wondering when you can be seen. Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this time.

Sincerely,
Dr. Tom Pollard and Dr. Jill Pollard

Cleanings, Exams, and X-rays


Cleanings, Exams, and Xrays at Pollard Family Dentistry Professional cleanings performed by a licensed dentist or hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist at Pollard Family Dentistry will remove:
•  Plaque build-up from the surfaces of teeth. Bacteria in the mouth form plaque, which collects on teeth and causes decay, gum disease and gingivitis
•  Tartar from teeth surfaces. Tartar, or calculus, is plaque that has become hardened on the teeth; its removal requires scaling
•  Surface stains from teeth through polishing

Some patients will require a deep cleaning due to gum disease and past periodontal treatments. Dr. Pollard will review your past dental history and identify any issues you may need treatment for.

Examinations


Regular examinations, by Dr. Pollard, help detect and prevent health issues before they become serious. Consistent dental check-ups help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small treatable problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair. Dental examinations generally include the following:
•  Gum disease screening
•  Oral cancer screening
•  Visual tooth decay evaluation
•  Gum pocket measurement and tracking
•  X-ray examination to detect: tooth decay, cysts, tumors, problems below the gums and other hidden issues

Regular examinations by Dr. Pollard are very important for your health. Remember, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." –Benjamin Franklin

X-rays (Radiographs)


Dental x-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Your Portland dentist can detect issues with x-rays before they become problems, saving you money in the long run by preventing the need for more expensive procedures or surgeries. X-rays are primarily used to detect internal tooth decay, cysts (fluid filled sacks at the base of your teeth), tumors, impacted teeth, and teeth that are still erupting.
Pollard Family Dentistry in Portland, OR

Office hours


Mon–Thurs 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Location


5440 SW Westgate Dr. #390
Portland, OR 97221-2449

Contact


Office: (503) 223-7682

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