The best time to see a dentist is before you have a problem. Your regularly scheduled teeth cleanings and checkups at 4405 Dental Studio in Georgetown, TX are the keys to prevention of cavities, gingivitis, and other oral diseases. Hygiene appointments are a fast and economical way to avoid painful, potentially expensive problems in the future.
This is the best-known preventive dental treatment. Everyone loves the fresh feeling and sparkling smile after having their teeth polished. However, some people underestimate the important health benefits of professional cleanings. With a trained eye and professional instruments, your hygienist can remove hidden tartar buildup, biofilm, and spot early signs of trouble. We usually recommend a hygiene appointment every six months, but individuals with gum disease may need more frequent treatments.
Exam and disease screening
In our office, a checkup is a routine part of every appointment. This includes examining teeth for decay, evaluating gum health, and oral cancer screening. We use intraoral cameras, which help the dentist and hygienist quite literally get a better view of your oral health. Additionally, we can display detailed images on a screen, so that you can see exactly what we are seeing.
Gum disease can be devastating to your oral and overall health. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss, and research has linked it to a wide variety of medical conditions including heart disease. The good news is that gum disease is treatable. When detected early, we can stop it before serious damage occurs.
Importance of preventive care
Many people postpone dental visits until they see cavities or develop a toothache. Unfortunately, by the time a problem is too severe to be ignored, it may need extensive treatment. For example, a very small cavity can be corrected with a simple filling. By the time you notice decay, it may require a large filling, or possibly a dental crown. If it is deep enough to reach the soft tissue (dental pulp) in the center of the tooth, you may need root canal therapy along with a dental crown.
Regular preventive care, good home hygiene, and early treatment when needed have many benefits, including:
- Preventive treatment is faster and more economical than restorative treatment
- A healthy mouth is the foundation for a beautiful smile
- During hygiene visits, we will advise you about effective home care habits and answer your questions
- Good oral health is a prerequisite for most cosmetic dental procedures
- Oral disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and more
Have you seen a dentist in the last six months? If not, give us a call and schedule an appointment today.