If you want to make sure that your teeth stay cavity-free and your gums remain healthy, you should come in to see our dentist every six months for a dental exam. At our dental practice, Michael A Gordon DDS, our Schererville dentist of the same name will provide you with great dental exams to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy.
When you see our Schererville dentist for a dental exam you will possibly have a full set of x-rays taken, depending on when the last time was that you had x-rays taken. These x-rays will be reviewed to make sure that there are no cavities developing between the teeth, or any problems developing beneath the gum line. Your mouth will be thoroughly screened for any signs of oral cancer. At each dental exam our dentist will thoroughly evaluate your gums to make sure that they are healthy. If your gums are inflamed and you have signs of gingivitis, a common precursor to gum disease, our dentist will probably recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months in order to get your gums back to good health. If it is determined that deep pockets have already formed between your teeth and gums, and you have mild to moderate gum disease, our dentist may well recommend that you have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. This treatment is like a deep cleaning for the gums which will remove all plaque, tartar, bacteria, and food debris from the deep pockets, and will help your gums become healthy again. Sometimes, local antibiotic treatment is used during this procedure, as well. Dental exams are very cost-effective because any developing problems will be found early while they can be most easily treated. For example, it is much easier and more cost-effective to have a tiny dental cavity filled then to wait until decay has reached the center of the tooth and you need to have a root canal treatment to save the tooth.
For an appointment to see our Schererville dentist, contact our office today.