Personalized Care to Protect Your Healthy Smile
Regular dental visits are one of the most important aspects of your comprehensive oral health. When you come to 7 Day Dental Center for your biannual visit, you will receive a thorough cleaning and checkup, using the latest diagnostic technology. With regular care, we can help prevent decay and detect dental concerns before they cause widespread damage.
At your appointment, Dr. Jing or one of his associates will conduct a thorough exam, looking for problems such as decay, erosion, cracks, chips, and misalignment. For the most accurate and efficient diagnosis possible, we use advanced imaging technology, including:
- Intraoral cameras: These tiny, handheld cameras fit comfortably in your mouth, and they can provide a detailed image of a single tooth to reveal the early signs of decay or other damage.
- Digital x-rays: Like traditional x-rays, digital images give your dentist a detailed view of individual teeth and your maxillofacial structure. However, these images are much sharper and can be magnified many more times than film x-rays.
Oral Cancer Screenings
In addition to examining your teeth, your dentist will also check your soft tissues to look for the signs of oral cancer. These can include lesions, red spots, white patches, bleeding, and missing teeth, among others. Although sores and lesions typically turn out to be harmless, your dentist will order a biopsy to make sure that these areas are non-cancerous. Early diagnosis is the key to a favorable prognosis and recovery. Therefore it is highly important to schedule your routine dental visits, particularly if you are a smoker or you have a family history of oral cancer.
Patients of all ages will benefit from routine dental cleanings. Your dentist or hygienist will carefully remove all plaque and bacteria from your teeth. These substances accumulate when oral bacteria interact with food, and they can only be eliminated with a professional cleaning. If left untreated, these substances could eventually cause discoloration, widespread decay, and even tooth loss.
Deep Cleanings and Periodontal Care
If bacteria remain on your teeth, they could also spread below your gum line and cause gum disease. As the pockets of bacteria grow, you could experience a wide range of symptoms, including:
- Tooth loss
- Receding gum line
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Oral sensitivity
- Jawbone recession
Scaling and planing is one of the most effective treatments for gum disease. Your dentist will carefully remove the bacteria from your gums. To eliminate a potential haven for bacteria, he or she will also smooth rough patches on your dental roots. Scaling and planing, also known as deep cleaning, may be completed in one treatment or several, depending on the severity of your condition.
Is It Time for Your Next Checkup & Cleaning?
If it’s time for your next checkup and cleaning appointment, then let us make sure that your smile is as healthy as it can be. Schedule your visit by calling the 7Day Dental office closest to you! Our offices are located in Ft. Worth and Lake Worth, TX, and we welcome patients and their families who live in all of the surrounding DFW communities.