Dental Cleanings and Exams in REEDLEY, CAL
Importance of Preventive Dental Care
You never want to take a “wait-and-see” attitude when it comes to dental issues! Ignoring problems like cavities, for example, can result in progressively more complicated and expensive treatments.
While we can usually fix a cavity with a simple tooth filling, a larger cavity will need a more extensive restoration like a dental crown. If the decay that created the cavity gets into the center of your tooth, it can become infected and require a root canal. With severe cases of decay, you may even lose your tooth.
During dental exams, we also perform screenings for:
- Oral cancer
- Gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in adults
Your First Dental Cleanings and Exams
At your first dental checkup, you’ll receive a full periodontal charting. This is a great time to discuss your current periodontal (gum) state and how we can treat any signs of gum disease, if necessary.
During your appointment, we also take X-rays and lots of intraoral photos. You will also have a computerized bite analysis. This will help us get a good idea of your current situation and let us know what we can do to improve your oral health. You’ll meet with Dr. Luzania to discuss any concerns you may have and talk about treatment.
You’ll leave your appointment with a better idea of your current dental health and how we can help you improve it or prevent future problems. We recommend you see our trusted REEDLEY, CAL dentist every six months for your dental cleanings and exams.