Dental exam Jackson Heights
Your oral wellness is our goal at Best Care Family Dental. In order to achieve it, our dental exam in Jackson Heights
is more than just x-rays and a quick checking of your teeth. It also includes gum disease evaluations and oral cancer screenings. It's part of our total commitment to helping you, our valued patient, to have strong, cavity-free teeth and vibrant, pink gums.
Our dental exam in Jackson Heights begins with a physical and visual inspection of your teeth. If you have any loose fillings or restorations, or even loose teeth, they will be detected and addressed. X-rays are a close-up look at what's going on. Even a tiny cavity will show up. And the more promptly a cavity is filled, the less likely you will be to sustain an infection and need root canal or even a tooth extraction. Gum disease occurs when plaque and tartar cause irritation, inflammation, or infection. Early stage gum disease, gingivitis, which can be diagnosed with our dental exam in Jackson Heights
every six months, is typically reversed by a simple teeth cleaning. If gum disease keeps progressing, it will reach its advanced stage, periodontitis. Instead of the mild symptoms of gingivitis, redness and irritation, you might experience persistent bad breath, receding gums, bleeding when you brush, or erosion of gum and bone tissue. And don't forget that any cancer, no matter where in your body, is associated with the highest chance for successful treatment with early detection. Our general dentist does a simple screening for oral cancer. If any indications are found, you will be referred to the appropriate specialist for needed follow-up.
Healthy habits make for a healthy mouth. And in addition to daily brushing and flossing, there is no more important habit than coming in for a checkup two times per year. Call us to arrange an appointment.
By Green Garden Dental
June 12, 2017