Many people do not recognize the benefits of seeing the dentist regularly. Seeing the dentist twice a year is a waste of time for some people. While others fear the complexities of the procedures that could happen during the appointment. Routine dental checkups provide dentists with the chance to identify abnormalities in the mouth and provide treatment thereby preventing severities to occur. At Windy Hill Dental Associates, your comfort is our priority, and we believe it is important that you know what to expect. So the more you know, the less scary it becomes.
Our Receptionists will Meet you First. Our friendly receptionist coordinate appointments and takes patient records. On your first dental appointment, your details will be collected that may include some history about your oral health. Forms may be provided to collect your information.
Medical History Intake. This is the part where you exchange conversation with our dentist. Help the dentist understand underlying issues about your oral health by providing as much information as you can. The dentist will take into account all of your information to establish the right treatment for you.
In this stage, you may also be required to provide medications beyond you may be undertaking, treatments you have undergone, surgeries if there have been any, allergies, and your habits of whether you drink alcohol or smoke.
You will Receive Dental Cleaning. At dental checkups, patients receive a thorough dental cleaning. Plaque and tartar are removed, this procedure is typically painless. Plaque build-ups can cause teeth discoloration and may also lead to gum disease. Meanwhile, Tartar are deposits that form when plaque is not removed and hardens on the tooth. Dental professionals can only remove tartar because they bond strongly to enamel. Plaque and tartar control are , and that’s one of the reasons why it is advisable to see the dentist regularly.
Teeth Examination. After the teeth are cleaned, the dentist will closely check the insides of the mouth using a metal probe that has a small angled mirror. This enables the dentist to check problems behind and between teeth and gums.
The dentist also checks for softening of tooth enamel and dentin, swelling of gums in any areas, mouth sores, jaw alignment, teeth grinding, and signs of oral cancer. All these examinations will provide the dentist with an understanding of your oral health.
Xrays. The investigation then takes place that may involve the use of X-rays. At Windy Hill Dental Associates we use Digital X-rays to get a clearer image of your mouth and detect abnormalities that cannot be seen by the naked eye. X-ray is essential in our diagnostic procedures and the evaluation of your gums, jaw alignment, and supporting structures. This is typically performed at every dental exam.
Findings and Advice for Treatment. After all of the dental examinations are completed. The dentist will discuss the status of your oral health. If certain procedures are found necessary, it may involve another appointment. Other times, the dentist will provide recommendations to maintain your good oral health.
Are you ready for your Dental Checkup in Marietta, GA? Schedule your appointment with us at Windy Hill Dental Associates. We have a caring atmosphere and serve patients of all ages.