Catching oral health problems in the early stages is crucial for enjoying good oral health and avoiding major issues, including toothaches and tooth loss. Which is why a dental checkup is important for patients of all ages and their families. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about the importance of a dental exam.
The Reasons for a Checkup Visit
A checkup is a chance for our team to take a close look at your smile at regular intervals, addressing any concerns before they threaten your overall oral health and smile stability. Serious concerns like tooth decay, infection, and even gum disease take months to form, so a visit twice a year means we can likely catch these in the earliest stages, maybe before you experience discomfort. We will then create a treatment plan to handle what we discover and keep your smile strong. These visits help kids two and older, as well as teens, adults, and seniors.
Our Use of Technology
To make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, our team will employ advanced technology. With digital x-rays, we can look at your teeth, roots, gums, and oral structures for signs of trouble, such as tooth decay, infected teeth, gingivitis, and gum disease, and even issues like TMD and bruxism. For kids, we can monitor the smile as it grows and changes, watching for factors that could lead to cavities or misalignment. The images are gathered quickly and the system uses 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays. No bitewings, and no need to wait for development, as they’re available instantly chairside. We can even walk you through the diagnostic process so you better understand your smile!
Oral Cancer Screening
For adults, we want to screen for oral cancer during these visits. With advanced technology, we look for areas that are potentially cancerous or precancerous. If needed, we can refer you to a specialist for a biopsy and to see if you need treatment. These screenings are essential because the main factor behind oral cancer’s high mortality rate is the fact that the disease is rarely caught early, but with screenings we can increase the likelihood of an early diagnosis and a recovery.
If you have any questions about how we offer checkups and cleanings for our patients, or if you would like to schedule one for yourself or a member of your family, then contact our team today!
Speak With Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Our Dental Exams
At Cleveland Family Dentistry, we’re ready to help you maintain good oral health. To schedule an appointment, call our dental office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also proudly serve patients and their families from Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.