Checkups – Why There’s No Substitute for a Dental Exam
Even if your oral care routine at home is immaculate, there is no substitute for your biannual dental exams at Sycamore Creek Dental. Here are some of the most important reasons why you should never skip your biannual dental exam:
– Dentists can clean tartar using special tools.
– Your exam includes an oral screening ensuring you don’t have oral cancer.
– You’ll leave your exam with a fully clean and polished smile.
– Your dentist will be able to spot diseases in their early stages.
– They can follow up on whatever health concerns you’ve been dealing with.
– Special tools allow them to clean hard to reach parts of your mouth.
– Advanced technology allows them to see the details inside your mouth.
Gum Disease – A Common But Serious Threat to Your Smile
When plaque that gathers on your teeth slides down to accumulate at the gum line, it can infect the surrounding tissue leading to gum disease. Gum disease begins in its most mild stage, gingivitis, and can evolve into the far worse variations called periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. It’s important to know that although gum disease originates as an oral problem, it can lead to life-threatening conditions that affect your heart and other vital parts of the body.
Treating Gum Disease
Since gum disease rapidly gets worse when left untreated, it’s vital to visit your dentist when you first notice signs of it. If it’s left to continue on its natural course, gum disease can lead to heart problems, tooth loss, and immense pain and discomfort in your daily life. We strongly recommend that our patients come to our office in Corona, CA for immediate treatment.
Scaling and Root Planing Procedure
The procedure we use to treat your gum disease will depend on your individual circumstances and the severity of your case. For those with mild gingivitis, the scaling and root planing procedure is often the perfect solution. This is a thorough procedure where tartar, toxins, and plaque are completely removed from the gum line, thereby treating your gum disease. The goal is to shrink the pockets that may have developed and to ensure the mouth is thoroughly clean overall.
Another method of treating gum disease at various stages is to use medication. Antibiotics may be chosen as a sole treatment, but it’s typically combined with scaling and root planing or some other procedure.
In some advanced cases of gum disease, surgery may be the only viable course of action for treatment. Severe gum disease can cause tissue damage all throughout your mouth, so bone grafts, tooth replacement, and full tissue reconstruction may be required to combat the disease. Luckily, seeking treatment early will avoid the need for time-consuming and costly surgeries.
Ready for Your Biannual Exam with Dr. Nguyen?
Whether you’re coming in because it’s been six months since your last appointment or because you feel discomfort in your gums or teeth, you’ll receive top quality oral care. Dr. Nguyen will make a treatment plan based on your specific needs and requests and will explain the most effective options for enhancing your smile. Why wait? Reap the benefits of a healthy smile by going to your checkup with Dr. Nguyen. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.