Routine examinations and Cleaning
Routine dental exams are the most efficient way of identifying abnormalities in the mouth and preventing potential issues from growing in size and severity.
Why Should You Have Regular Dental Exams?
When the word dentist is mentioned, most people think of pain, drilling, and complex invasive dental procedures. As a result, many people only visit the dentist when they feel pain, or think something is seriously wrong, both of which could be avoided with regular oral care. Regular visits to the dentist will help diagnose a problem early and can prevent the need for these invasive dental procedures.
Some of the issues that can be detected early during a dental checkup include tooth decay, cavities, gum diseases, and oral cancer. Identifying and dealing with these problems early enough not only increase chances of successful treatment but also help save a lot of money in the long run.
For people with a healthy mouth, dentists recommend their patients to visit them every six months. For patients with certain oral risks, and those with high-risk factors for periodontal disease, dentists will often recommend more frequent visits to address these specific issues.