Your Routine Dental Checkup Is Necessary for Detecting Oral Health Problems and Maintaining a Healthy Mouth
The American Dental Association recommends that you attend a routine dental checkup twice each year. This involves a thorough dental cleaning and dental exam to detect any oral health problems, identify preventative measures, or treat an oral health condition.
One of Dr. Naman B. Patel’s dental hygienists will start by performing a thorough dental cleaning. They will use professional tools and techniques to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth while also polishing away minor surface stains. Throughout the cleaning, the hygienist will keep an eye out for signs of cavities or gum disease.
Dr. Naman B. Patel will then perform a thorough dental exam. If he finds any signs of tooth decay or gum disease he will discuss the treatment options available. This might also include administering a simple fluoride treatment or applying dental sealants to help prevent tooth decay.
Dr. Naman B. Patel will then perform a basic oral cancer screening. This will involve an examination of your tongue, neck, cheek, and throat to look for early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. If he finds an area of concern, Dr. Naman B. Patel will refer you to a specialist for further diagnosis and treatment.
If you live in the Gilbert, Arizona, area and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 480-725-3031 to schedule an appointment at Island Dental.