Maintaining your dental health is important to prevent tooth loss, cavities and other such dental problems that may call for the need of restorative procedures. Complete oral care checkups conducted twice a year are the best method to keep dental problems at bay. These exams help us manage your dental problems in the very start so that they do not turn into more complicated and damaging issues.
A regular dental checkup at our practice comprises of the following:
A Dental Examination
A dental examination involves checking your teeth, gums, mouth and other facial structures for any signs of a dental problem. If any issues are detected, we recommend the appropriate course of treatment immediately.
We make use of digital X-Rays to detect dental problems that cannot be seen with naked eyes. Digital X-Rays emit 50% less radiation than normal X-rays and also help get larger, more details images to enable easy diagnosis. They can be viewed on a screen, so no development is needed.
Professional Teeth Cleanings
A professional dental cleaning performed once in every six months can help keep your mouth clean and free of plaque, tartar harmful bacteria and tooth stains that may accumulate despite regular brushing and flossing. Cleanings are an important to the maintenance of your oral hygiene.
Oral Cancer Screening
Our regular dental checkups also comprise of an oral cancer screening, which involves the detection of any abnormalities in the tissues of your mouth, lips and throat. These screenings are essential to rule out the possibility of the occurrence of this potentially deadly disease.In case we observe something, we take a tissue sample and order a biopsy. If the results of the biopsy are positive or atypical, treatment is begun immediately.
Regular dental checkups can help you stay healthy, avoid expensive treatments and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. To schedule your comprehensive dental exam, please call our office at (847) 469-4340.