All too many people are inclined to wait until they are aware of discomfort before seeing a dentist. But by the time you feel pain, your dental problem is likely to have become a serious one.
Dental checkups and teeth cleanings play a pivotal role in preventing tooth loss and stopping oral health problems before they become serious.
We strongly encourage patients of all ages to visit their dentist at least twice a year for a routine appointment.
However, your dentist may recommend more frequent check-ups if he or she believes that it is necessary.
The dentist will be checking for any swelling or discoloring of the gums which will signal impending gum disease or periodontitis. If the swelling is severe, the dentist will probably prescribe a course of antibiotics to deal with the infection. Dentists also give you advice about improving your teeth cleaning techniques, tailoring the advice in the light of what is going on in your mouth.
Dentists are also trained to check for for any abnormal discoloration of oral tissue or suspicious lumps and swellings. These are early warning signs of oral cancer. If anything suspicious is found, your dentist will recommend follow-up treatment, which might include a biopsy to determine whether there is oral cancer or not. X-rays will be taken to check the underlying jaw bone and the portion of the tooth not visible to the naked eye. Again, this will help to identify any developing problems such as bone loss.
When you are diligent about attending routine checkups and cleanings, you can expect to reap a number of important benefits:
We’ll be able to treat minor oral health issues, such as small cavities or the first stage of gum disease, before they progress and become a major threat to your oral and overall wellbeing.
A basic cleaning can remove surface stains from the enamel, giving your smile a nice new glow after every preventive visit.
You’ll become more familiar with the team in our office and establish a trusting relationship with us. That can go a long way toward allaying any dental anxiety you may have!
Many dental insurance plans cover preventive care at 100 percent; therefore, these routine visits can help you get the greatest value out of your policy.
How long has it been since your last dental check-up? If it has been longer than six months, contact us today to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you!
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“My 12 yr. old granddaughter had to have dental surgery done a year ago and the dentist she was going to had retired after sending her for the surgery. We went to Dr Koart and are so happy to have someone like him that comes to our community. He took his time with her and explained everything he was doing. Very careful that she didn’t see anything going into her mouth that would scare her as she was already very nervous to the point of tears. After 2 fillings and 2 baby teeth pulled she was very pleased. When I asked her on a scale of 1-10 how bad was it, she rated it a 2. I say that’s pretty good for a scared child to rate her experience of having that done , ‘while I’m still awake”, as she put it. Great, gentle , kind and efficient. We will continue being his patients.”
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