Exactly Why Preventive Care?
Early detection is paramount to avoiding costly and unpleasant dental treatment at some point. Prevention starts with the control over plaque and calculus, the principle reason for decay and periodontal disease. The truth is, the major reason behind tooth loss in men and women is periodontal disease, which happens to be known as the silent killer of teeth since most affected individuals feel no symptoms until eventually it is too late One of the best ways to take care of gum disease is to identify it early on. Preventive dental visits can certainly catch these issues before it’s too late.
During preventive check-ups and recall visits, put into effect care to ensure the ongoing health and wellness your teeth are now in. In particular, we make an effort to prevent cavities and disease by making use of:
- Diagnostic x-rays
- Fluoride sealants and treatments
- Preventive periodontal (gum) checkups
- Oral cancer screenings
Because we would like our patients to achieve ideal dental health we encourage preventive examinations and dental cleanings to be completed every single six months.
During preventive examinations we are able to identify concerns when they are small and very easy to deal with, often avoiding high priced, much more involved solutions down the road.
Your own preventive appointments will also include education about how you could best care for your teeth and gums in your own home to help keep them healthy. A well-executed, at-home, oral care routine is essential to having a healthy mouth.
During a preventive examination, we pay attention to:
- any indications of decay
- gum disease
- cracked or leaking tooth fillings
- cracked, chipped or injured teeth
- sores which might result in severe problems if left untreated
We strongly encourage you to inquire with us in regard to any worries which you have or that friends and family could possibly have raised such as
- halitosis (foul breath)
- crooked or crowded teeth
- discolored teeth
- tooth or mouth pain
- overgrown gum tissue
- missing teeth
- unsightly, obsolete dental work
- chronic snoring
- wobbly or ill-fitting dentures or partial dentures
Oral Cancer Examination
One of the most important facets of our preventive examinations is actually oral cancer screening. During this year by itself somewhere around 43,250 people, in the United States will be told they have oral cancer. If found early, oral cancer carries a really large survival rate, unfortunately almost all oral cancer is found as late-stage cancer with no routine exams.