At Valerie S. Deibler DDS, we recommend a checkup every 6 months so that we can identify and prevent a variety of oral health problems.
Each visit will be different based on your situation, but generally, checkups include several steps. We start by reviewing your concerns, dental chart, and medical history to determine the most appropriate care for you.
The checkups also include cleaning your teeth. This enables us to clearly see the condition of your teeth and gums and easily remove the plaque, tartar, and bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. If needed, we polish your teeth to smooth their surfaces and remove light stains.
Regular Dental Checkup
A regular checkup includes a careful visual examination of your mouth. We check for decay on the biting surfaces of teeth, signs of wear, cracks, or other problems with restorations such as fillings and crowns.
In addition, we check the color and contours of your gums. Red, swollen gums are often signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease. We use a periodontal probe to check the depth of the spaces between your teeth and gums. Readings deeper than 3 millimeters often indicate periodontal disease.
We also diagnose any sores or lesions on the soft tissues of your mouth, screening them for signs of oral cancer.
The Role of X-rays in Dental Checkup
Other dental conditions cannot be easily seen, so we often take X-rays. X-rays show us decay between and inside the teeth and tartar on the teeth and tooth roots. X-rays also show us signs of periodontal disease such as the loss of bone around the teeth. In addition, X-rays allow us to see cysts, abscesses, and other problems.
Your jaw joint is also examined to help diagnose problems with your bite or TMJ. Sometimes checkups include additional treatments based on your individual situation. We review your home care routine and give you advice on a diet for maintaining good oral health and a beautiful smile.
Importance of Dental Checkup
Regular checkups are important because neglecting dental conditions can lead to much more serious problems such as:
Tooth loss and shifting teeth
Loss of bone in the jaw
Painful jaw joints
With regular exams, we can detect problems early and help you maintain your oral and overall health.
Call us at
610-375-1381for dental checkup.
We use state-of-the-art technology for treating your teeth problems.
Valerie S. Deibler DDS, Ltd. is a trusted name for all types of dental treatments and procedures. Our preventative dental care helps to stop cavities and decay before they happen.
Contact us today. Regular appointments with us will keep your teeth healthy. For your convenience, we can also provide you with emergency service.