Practice Preventive Dentistry and you may avoid an unexpected dental bill because you didn’t schedule an appointment with your dentist.
Preventive Dentistry is more than flossing once and brushing twice each day. Preventive Dentistry also means a healthy diet and regular checkups with your dentist.
When you schedule an appointment with your dentist, you will be given an oral cancer screening to make sure that everything is clear. If your dentist notices anything suspicious such as a pimple on your gums or a problem with the way you swallow, a visit to your doctor may be recommended.
During your appointment, your dentist will also take x-rays and thoroughly examine your teeth and gums. If gum disease has been detected, Scaling and Root Planing may be recommended.
According to Web MD, Scaling and Root Planing is a procedure that is used to heal your gums. If you have a serious problem with gingivitis or it has progressed to the more serious periodontal disease, your dentist may suggest that you book an appointment for Scaling and Root Planing.
During your treatment, your dentist will numb your teeth and gums with an anesthetic. Scaling and Planing is not painful and is entirely up to the patient when it comes to anesthesia. You can choose to have anesthetic, or opt out.
Using special tools, your dentist will start scaling your teeth and gums to remove food particles, plaque, tartar, and bacteria.
After Scaling and Root Planing your dentist may schedule an additional appointment to make sure that your gums are healing properly.
If your dentist discovers dental caries or other minor dental issues during your checkup those problems can usually be taken care of during your appointment, especially if it is only a small cavity. If your dentist recommends dental sealants, he may decide to apply during your checkup as the application only takes a few minutes.
When it comes to Preventive Dentistry for you and your family, you can count on your dentist to give you the right advice. Call and schedule your dental appointment today.