We all are busy but it’s important to make time for regular visits to your dentist to maintain good oral health. Schedule your dental checkups in Summerlin today.
It’s recommended you make appointments every six months so your dentist can catch gum disease or other issues before they become serious problems.
Generally, the first thing your dental office will take care of is x-rays, which gives a good picture of your overall oral health and allows thorough checks for cavities, gum disease, and other issues that may have risen since your last visit. We take radiation exposure seriously and take every precaution to minimize it.
Your dentist will discuss anything that shows up on the x-rays and shows you what is going on inside your mouth. This is followed by an examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth for any signs of problems, including checks for cavities, gum disease or early signs of oral cancer.
Your dentist will also use a special probe to measure the "pockets" between your teeth and gums and a mirror to get a better view of the sides and back of your teeth, followed by a discussion of any treatment or procedure you may need.
Your dentist will also educate you on how to deal with any dental hygiene problem and, of course, remind you to always brush and floss every day.
Your dental hygienist will then clean and polish all your teeth using a hand scaler or ultrasonic dental instrument to scrape and remove the tartar from your teeth. This is followed by a good polish with a rotating rubber cup or brush to remove plaque or stains.
To get the most out of your visit with us, don’t hesitate to tell your dentist about any pain you are experiencing or concerns you may have. At Sahara Dental, we are here for you and your oral health.
You can discuss any diagnosis or changes in your health since your last visit. It’s a good idea to write down all medications and supplements that you are currently taking. Don’t be afraid to let your dentist know if you suffer from dental anxiety. That’s why we are here: to make you comfortable during your dental checkup in Summerlin. The sooner we know about any pain or sensitivity that you are experiencing, the better we can be at treating them.