Most often, you may wonder why it is necessary to keep regular dental appointments. This is especially true when you are not suffering from any troublesome dental issues such as toothache or sensitivity. At Radiant Dental Care in Pasadena, we encourage our patients to have regular dental checkups as it will allow us to make sure that their teeth and gums stay strong, healthy, and disease-free.
What to Expect During a Routine Dental Checkup?
Dr. Deborah Sprott will begin your routine checkup by conducting an in-depth examination of the head and neck, including the face, neck, jaw joints, and lymph nodes, and check for any swellings or abnormalities.
Next, we will conduct a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, lips, and the entire oral cavity. This will include checking for cavities, tooth decay, periodontal diseases, damaged and loose teeth, worn-out fillings, and tongue anomalies. We will also inspect your dental restorations, bite, and take X-rays for a more detailed outlook of your oral cavity.
And finally, a comprehensive dental cleaning is performed. This cleaning is handy and enables us to eliminate bacterial growth in your mouth and prevent other dental problems such as gum diseases and cavities. The plaque and tartar are removed; the gums and other dental appliances are cleaned and polished.
Why is it Mandatory to Consult Your Dentist Regularly?
- Prevent Cavities and Tooth Decay
A strict oral hygiene schedule may not be enough to keep off cavities and tooth decay. In the long run, the cavities can lead to tooth decay and even tooth loss. These problems can be averted by keeping up with regular dental checkups.
- Detect Periodontal Diseases
The gum disease can be detected before it progresses into a full-blown periodontal disease.
Routine dental visits will keep all gum infections and diseases at bay.
- Oral Cancer Screening
During regular dental checkups, we will screen the patients for oral cancer. Twice a year, check-ups will help detect any abnormality in its initial stages. The early diagnosis of oral cancer widens your treatment options and increases the chances of making a good recovery before the condition progresses to an advanced stage.
- Discover Underlying Dental Issues
The X-rays taken during your regular checkups will help us look for issues beneath the surface of the gums and jawbone. This allows for detecting dental problems such as impacted teeth, tumors, cysts, jaw bone loss, or other critical problems that will otherwise not be noticed during a routine physical examination.
Dr. Deborah Sprott can help provide solutions that will improve your oral health while transforming your smile. Visit us at Radiant Dental Care in Pasadena, or call (281) 991-6530 to schedule an appointment.