Healthy smile and comfortable care. What more could you ask for? . To start with, we strongly recommend our patients to visit our clinic at least twice a year to prevent any type of oral health problem. A complete oral check-up is very important as the dentist will make sure to keep your gums and teeth healthy with timely treatments and advice.
What Oral Check-Ups Include
- General Assessment: If this is the first visit, the dentist will ask for the complete clinical history. If this is not the first visit, they will ask about changes in health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, pregnancy, etc., medication history, and other details. It is important that dentists should be aware of health conditions, allergies, or anxiety, if any, before starting the treatment to ensure that you receive the right treatment.
- Examination and Cleaning: During the oral check-up, the dentist will examine the gums and teeth. In case of cavities, tartar, or plaque formation, the dentist will recommend removing them as they can cause serious oral disease. Your gums will then be carefully examined using a special type of tool to measure the depth of the spaces between your gums and your teeth. If the gums are healthy, the spaces are shallow. The gaps will be deeper if a person has gum disease. After the examination, the dentist cleans the teeth and also gives advice on teeth maintenance.
- X-rays: Then comes dental x-rays. Depending on the person’s age, disease risks, and other symptoms, the dentist may recommend X-rays for diagnosing problems that are often hidden and go unnoticed. These include damage to the jawbones, cysts, tumors, impacted teeth, abscesses, and any type of decay between the teeth.
Why You Should Have Regular Oral Check-Ups
Getting an oral check-up at least once a year can help maintain the overall health of your teeth and mouth and identify problems, if any, at an early stage. Even a build-up of tartar can cause long-term problems. To avoid any dental issues that require expensive procedures, consider having at least one oral check-up every year. A routine visit to the dentist:
- Helps prevent possible dental problems
- Gives you a healthy smile
- Save money, in the long run
- Keep dental problems away by preserving your teeth
- Protects your overall health condition