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If you desire a happy, healthy and beautiful smile, you should have your teeth cleaned regularly, as well as pursue dental health treatments as necessary. In addition to this, you should also receive a complete dental exam in Springfield.
Our practice is a trusted provider of dental care in our area. Our team is dedicated to providing you with a smile that allows you to eat and speak easily, as well as feel confident in the overall appearance of your smile. To achieve this, we offer a full array of dental treatments and oral health services. These treatments range from a comprehensive dental exam to dental health therapies.
We also provide our patients with gum disease treatment. When you receive treatment from one of our dentists, you can know with certainty that we will provide you with the treatment you need while ensuring that you remain comfortable throughout. At your initial exam, your gums, teeth and mouth will be examined by one of our dentists. This examination will show the dentist whether you have any of the following oral health concerns:
- Advanced gum disease
- Oral cancer
- Bone loss
- Dental decay
- Teeth grinding
If your examination turns up any areas of concern, your dentist will come up with a customized treatment plan to address your problem. Our practice will also provide you with an estimate of the cost of treatment. No matter what kind of treatment you are in need of, you will be impressed by the high level of service that you receive. That’s why so many of our patients have established a long-term relationship with our dental practice. Pick up the phone and allow us to become the dental care provider that you trust the most.
Can You Give Me Information About Dental Cleanings and Gum Treatments?
Maintaining your oral health means scheduling regular teeth cleaning treatments with a dental professional. Many patients have this done as part of their regular dental exam. The reason why you should have your teeth professionally cleaned is because of plaque and calculus. Plaque is a film that consists of bacteria. This bacteria sticks to the teeth whenever you consume food or beverages. If left on the teeth, plaque will harden into a substance called calculus. This substance will eventually begin to break down the enamel of the tooth, causing cavities. While brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis can prevent plaque and calculus from building up, there are areas of the mouth that a toothbrush and dental floss can’t reach. Professional cleanings will ensure that those areas are properly cleaned.
The bacteria present in plaque and calculus is also responsible for gum disease. Gum disease is fairly easy to treat when it is in its earliest stages. The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. If you have experienced symptoms like bleeding, red, swollen or sensitive gums, you most likely have gingivitis. To prevent the condition from becoming worse, you should pursue periodontal treatment right away. If you put off treatment, gingivitis can eventually become periodontal disease. This is gum disease in its advanced stages. It is characterized by bone damage and tooth loss.
What Kind of Treatment Can I Pursue for Bad Breath?
Over a quarter of all adult Americans suffer from bad breath. This condition is known as halitosis within the medical community. Halitosis can strike at any time. Many people are embarrassed when they have bad breath and don’t know what to do about it. When you come in for a dental exam, talk to our dentist about ways you can combat bad breath. This problem is typically caused by the foods we eat, poor dental hygiene and dental decay. Your dentist will be able to develop a treatment plan for your halitosis. The plan may include things like professional cleanings, special treatments and a customized at-home oral hygiene routine that will help you to control your bad breath in no time at all.
What Do I Need to Know About Being Screened for Oral Cancer?
Oral cancer is considered to be a life-threatening disease. Two of the primary contributors to the development of the disease are the HPV virus and the use of tobacco products. One of the reasons why oral cancer is so dangerous is that there typically aren’t any outward symptoms of the disease until it has already spread. However, receiving a regular oral cancer screening performed by your dentist can help to catch the disease in its earliest stages. This can significantly increase your chances of successfully treating the disease. Men and women over the age of 18 should be screened for oral cancer on a regular basis.
Contact our team if you would like to learn more about booking your dental exam in Springfield.