Woman patient talking to male dentist and complaining of toothache at dental clinic officeOur most recent blog details what you can expect during a routine oral cancer screening, as well as why we screen for oral cancer, to begin with. In the grand scheme of things, the screening itself only takes a few minutes to complete, but it represents a very important and necessary step in your regular checkup appointment. Even without the screening, however, it is important to attend your appointments as they are scheduled. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist details what you can expect from your six-month dental appointment, as well as why this visit is essential.

We take Your X-Rays

Your smile is one of your greatest assets, and without consistent preventive care, your structures would be in a whirlwind of trouble. You see, oral bacteria are present in every smile, and although getting rid of them completely is anything but possible, that does not mean that we can’t keep them at a minimum.

Indeed, your at-home routine of flossing between meals, brushing twice daily, and rinsing using mouthwash is essential for a healthy smile. While you may be taking the time to practice these steps, however, it is important to recognize that this routine is still not complete without attending your routine checkups.

When you first arrive to your appointment, our team will begin by taking your back to perform your X-rays. This allows our team to gain a unique view into any possible structural dental concerns that you may be experiencing. It is a quick process, and will not take any more than five minutes to complete. To learn more about this process and what to expect next, give our team a call today.

Examining for Areas of Concern

After completing your X-rays, our team will begin the examination portion of your visit. This part allows our trained staff to gain a closer look at your oral structures and determine if there are any signs of damage, trauma, breakage, or infection.

Your examination is important, as it provides an in-depth look into what is really going on that you cannot get with checking at home. Additionally, it allows us to work together collaboratively to create a plan of action for treating potential concerns. Contact our team to learn more about this process and how we can help.

Providing a Detailed Cleaning

Finally, but most certainly not least, your checkup will conclude with a thorough dental cleaning. This stage allows us to address bacteria-laden plaque deposits that may have nestled into the hard to clean areas of the mouth. Without the help of your cleaning, these deposits will continue to grow in size and calcify, making them a much bigger issue later on.

Learn More Today

Contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about the important elements that make up your routine preventive dental visit.