It is recommended that patients be seen by our dentist every six months for a routine examination and professional dental cleaning to maintain healthy oral hygiene. Beyond keeping your teeth clean and beautiful, these appointments offer an opportunity for our dentist to address any concerns that you have, while also identifying any underlying issues that you are not aware of. It is also an opportunity to examine the health of your teeth and gums so that any early signs of decay or gum disease can be addressed.
At HomeTown Dental at Sherman we offer routine exams that can help to keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful.
The Importance Of Routine Exams
Brushing your teeth after every meal, and flossing at the end of each day, can help to keep your teeth in good shape and maintain and healthy oral environment. It is still important that you take the time to be seen by our dentist every six months for a routine examination. These examinations offer our dentist the opportunity to evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, and whole mouth.
Cavities can happen at any time due to the foods and drinks we consume. The sooner that cavities and other signs of decay are discovered, the sooner that they can be treated. When cavities are left untreated, they can soon turn into a much more serious concern. Instead of a simple filling, you may find that you are in need of root canal therapy; which is a much more intensive restorative treatment. Gingivitis, which is the earliest stage of gum disease, can also be uncovered in its early stages and treated before it is allowed to progress into serious periodontal disease. Routine exams will catch any issues in their earliest stages and offer the right treatment solutions to restore the health of your teeth. We may also recommend a fluoride treatment to strengthen teeth.
During exams parents and children can also learn more about Invisalign or braces options to fix misaligned, gapped, or crooked teeth.
What To Expect During Exams
During your examination, expect our dentist to examine the health of each of your teeth. The health of your gums will also be evaluated. X-rays may be ordered, to see if there are any concerns that are not readily visible to the keen eye of our dentist.
Your professional dental cleaning may be scheduled at the same time. Professional cleanings are an important part of ensuring your dental wellness. Your cleaning will address tartar stuck on and in between your teeth. This is an important part of preventing gingivitis from expanding into serious gum disease.
What To Expect If Issues Are Found
If any concerns are found, an appropriate treatment plan will be worked on. Smaller concerns may be readily treatable during the same office visit. Other concerns may require another appointment. It is important to keep in mind that the sooner issues are addressed, the better the prognosis will be. The x-rays may reveal concerns with impacted wisdom teeth or perhaps an infection inside of a tooth that has not yet begun to bother you. With this information, our dentist will be able to formulate a treatment plan that will restore your teeth, gums, and mouth to good health.
Call (430) 202-5033 to schedule your routine exam with our professional dental team at HomeTown Dental at Sherman.