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Dental Exam and Cleaning: What to Expect
Even though you probably know what to do at home to maintain your health, in today's busy society, it is easy to forget about these things. Oral health, a critical aspect of overall wellness, is an area that is often overlooked. This is particularly true regarding regular dental checkups.
Keeping up with your routine dental exams is a great way to identify any problems in your mouth before they grow out of control, resulting in complicated and expensive procedures. Unfortunately, some people fail to realize how important routine dental exams and cleanings are or feel anxious because they do not always know what to expect. Here is what you can expect at your next regular dental checkup with [practice name] in [city].
Importance of Regular Dental Exams
Some people, whenever they hear the word "dentist", think of pain, the sounds of drilling and other unpleasant sensations. Modern dental techniques and tools are actually far from the medieval torture devices that many people imagine. And any temporary discomfort experienced at the dental office is nothing compared to the pain of a severe toothache suffered on a weekend because tooth decay went undetected. Regular dental checkups ensure that we can catch any problems before they require invasive dental procedures.
Some issues that we can detect during your dental exam include gum disease, tooth decay, cavities and oral cancer. By correctly diagnosing these conditions early on, we can intervene with treatment that tends to be more successful than when something is detected in its later stages.
What to Expect
Once you enter our office, we may ask you a few questions to learn more about your current oral health. You may be asked about any medications that you are taking, allergies, and any other pertinent questions.
Next we will actually take a look at your teeth, gums, and jaw, as well as supporting structures. During your exam, we may also take x-rays to detect any problems unseen by the naked eye.
The next step of your checkup is cleaning your teeth. Tartar is a hard substance that can form on your teeth, requiring professional removal by your dentist. Once we have scraped away this tartar, we will polish your teeth.
After we have removed any tartar from your teeth, we will conduct a thorough dental exam to look for signs of other dental defects, as well as evaluating your risk of developing future oral problems.
At times, an oral cancer screening may be conducted during a dental exam. Although cancer is a scary word, early detection and intervention typically leads to very good outcomes.
It may not seem like a big deal to skip your regular dental checkups, but leaving oral problems undetected and untreated leads to bigger problems down the road. If you have been sliding lately on your dental exams and cleanings, please contact [practice name] in [city] to book your next appointment for you or a family member.
“I was sure I just needed a filling, but when I saw that my filling had almost completely fallen away with the wand that showed my smile on the monitor, it was obvious I would need a crown or face losing the whole tooth. I was able to get a special price on the crown which made things easier for me personally. I am glad for the help and thank Dentalville for working with me and providing great service and care. Will be back”
- Clement Douglas