Understanding the Importance of Dental Cleanings and Exams
Caring for your oral health should be a priority. Just as you would visit your doctor for regular check-ups, you should undergo routine dental cleanings and exams. Gulch Dental Studio can provide you with comprehensive examinations at our Nashville, TN, office which includes cleanings, x-rays, oral cancer screenings, and periodontal therapy. Our doctors are dedicated to going above and beyond for their patients to provide exceptional dental care that is personalized, friendly, and comfortable.
Why Should I Make Routine Cleanings & Exams a Priority?
Routine dental cleanings and exams are essential not only for your oral health but also your overall well-being. Serious dental conditions such as periodontal disease have been tied to heart disease, stroke, and other issues. Having your teeth cleaned on a regular basis can:
We recommend that you schedule a dental cleaning and examination at least twice a year. However, if you suffer from ongoing dental problems or are at a high risk of periodontal disease, we may suggest that you come in more frequently. These visits allow us to provide preventative care and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that can prevent conditions from escalating. This also allows us to use more conservative methods, such as dental fillings, to correct any issues that arise.
Our doctors are dedicated to going above and beyond for their patients to provide exceptional dental care that is personalized, friendly, and comfortable.
What Do These Visits Entail?
Dental cleanings and examinations are about more than polishing your teeth and looking for cavities. Our doctors will conduct an in-depth evaluation of your oral health and more. During your visit, your doctor will inquire about your health and dental history, medication use, and other factors that may impact the condition of your teeth and gums. At this time, we may also provide an oral cancer screening during which we will examine your mouth, lips, cheeks, jaw, and neck for any suspicious lesions or bumps.
Examining Your Teeth & Gums
During your examination, your doctor will evaluate:
- Risk of tooth decay
- Loose or broken teeth
- Problems with your bite or jaw
- Need for tooth restoration or replacement
- Damaged fillings
- Signs of gum recession
- Need for fluoride
- Risk of gum or bone disease
If we find dental conditions in need of treatment, our doctors can work with you to develop a personalized plan to treat the concern safely and efficiently. Our dentists are able to provide a comprehensive range of services to address your needs, including general dentistry and periodontal treatments. They can also discuss your cosmetic goals at this time to develop a plan for helping you achieve a flawless smile.
Your dentist will provide a full cleaning to remove:
For patients with gum disease, we may also provide scaling and root planing, a non-surgical periodontal therapy treatment. Your doctor will provide you with their oral health recommendations based on your evaluation. They may suggest special cleaning aids as well as adjustments in your dental hygiene routine or diet. After your exam and cleaning, you can leave our office with polished teeth and an accurate understanding of your current dental health.
We Can Care for All Your Dental Needs
At Gulch Dental Studio, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care at every stage of your treatment. We will use your dental cleaning and evaluation to consistently monitor and maintain your oral health while also building a personal relationship with you. Our dentists apply their experience and eye for innovative treatment to provide outstanding preventative and restorative care. Contact us online to schedule your next cleaning and examination.