One of the most important aspects of maintaining positive oral health is to receive a regular dental checkup at least twice per year. These visits are critical for obtaining a proper assessment of one’s dental health. Regular checkups also allow us to check for any problems or issues that a patient may have developed since their last visit.
All regular checkups at Salem Creek Family Dental include a full examination, a professional cleaning, an oral cancer screening and when necessary, X-rays.
Our experts use special dental tools to check the patient’s teeth and gums. This is the best way to quickly obtain a basic assessment of the patient’s overall oral health. Based on our findings, we can then create a treatment plan for the patient.
The purpose of a professional teeth cleaning is to provide a deeper and more thorough cleanse than what is possible at home. The process starts by using special equipment to scrape away any plaque and tartar that has accumulated on the surfaces of the teeth. We then clean and polish the teeth to eliminate surface stains.
We provide oral cancer screenings during every dental checkup due to the highly unpredictable nature of the disease. This screening involves checking the patient’s face, tongue, throat, gums and other soft oral tissues for any signs or symptoms of oral cancer.
X-rays allow us to inspect the hidden areas of a patient’s mouth for any issues that exist beneath the surface. X-rays can also be conveniently shared with the patient so that any findings can be more easily explained. Some of the issues that are frequently found using X-rays include tooth decay, gum disease, jawbone deterioration, oral cysts and more.
Visit Salem Creek Family Dental to put you and your family on the right track for great oral health. It all starts with a regular checkup every six months. We look forward to providing you and your family with top-quality service and treatment. Please call us at (615) 205-5666 to schedule an appointment.