Having regular dental examinations is one of the most reliable ways to maintain your oral health. At Loveland Dental Group, we understand that you may feel anxious about sitting in the dentist’s chair. To reduce your worries, your cosmetic dentistry experts explain what you can expect during a basic dental checkup.
Your Family History
Heredity is one of the most common risk factors for some dental problems. This is why we usually ask about any pre-existing oral conditions you may have. Our questions may also cover dental problems that any of your family members have had. Establishing your history serves as our guide in determining the most appropriate oral care plan for you.
Imaging and Other Data Collection
We may take x-rays to get a better view of your dental arch. Doing so can help us identify tooth decay, signs of gum disease and other oral problems. This way, we can determine if you need to have dental implants or undergo other dental procedures. We use the latest x-ray equipment, so rest assured there’s only minimal radiation involved.
Thorough Dental Cleaning and Extensive Oral Assessment
Afterward, we may use a scaler or other special instruments to remove tartar and plaque build-up on your teeth. We may also use a rotating rubber brush to polish them. You can see us using a probe as well to check for any cavities in the pockets between your gums and teeth. We will examine your gums and the rest of your oral cavity for any other problems, too.
Explanation of Our Findings and Recommended Management
Based on the results of the dental c-rays and our personal assessment, we will create a dental care plan to help you achieve better oral health. If we found that your regular caffeine fix has caused staining of your teeth, for example, we may suggest teeth whitening so you can have brighter pearly whites. We may also provide tips on proper dental hygiene and care. Most importantly, we will advise when you should return for your next checkup.
Get in touch with us today at (704) 312-8889, or complete our form to schedule a dental examination for you and your family. We proudly serve residents in Huntersville and nearby North Carolina areas.