Many of us postpone dental exams due to fear or procrastination. However, regular dental checkups help identify potential risks and reduce the chances of problems later on.
During a dental exam, your dentist will carefully assess your risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems. Depending on the findings, she will then discuss further courses of treatment and may suggest more frequent follow-ups.
At times, the dentist may recommend the intervention of an endodontist or orthodontist to treat a problem. Timely dental examinations help improve the success rate of treatments by identifying issues early on.
Feel free to contact us for information on dental exams and follow-up consultations.
You can benefit from regular cleaning in several different ways.
Using a small mirror for guidance, the dentist or hygienist will carefully manipulate a scaler to remove plaque and tartar (when plaque hardens, it’s called tartar). They will remove tartar from your gum line as well as from between your teeth.
Spots with heavy tartar-buildup may take longer to clean. The dentist then cleans your teeth with a special toothbrush and paste, which may feel slightly gritty in texture.
Claremont Dental Group recommends that you visit the dentist for exams and cleanings twice a year. Our experienced dental team will look for damaged teeth, infections, decay, loose fillings, or prosthetics. We will also check your gums for early signs of disease.