Proper maintenance of your oral health is essential to prevent tooth loss, decay and other such dental problems that may call for the need for restorative procedures. Complete oral care checkups conducted twice a year are the best method to keep dental problems at bay. These checkups help us in effectively preventing and managing your dental issues at the very onset so that they do not change into more complicated and damaging issues.
A regular dental checkup at the office of O2 Dental Group comprises of the following:
A Dental Examination
A thorough oral examination involves checking your gums, teeth, mouth and other facial structures for any signs of a dental problem. If any issues are discovered, we will recommend the proper course of treatment immediately. We make use of digital X-rays to detect dental problems that we may not be able to see otherwise. Digital X-rays emit fifty percent less radiation than normal X-rays and also provide more detailed images which allow easy diagnosis. The results can be viewed on a screen, so no film development is needed.
Professional Teeth Cleanings
A professional dental cleaning performed once in every six months can help keep your mouth clean and free of plaque, tartar, harmful bacteria and tooth stains that may accumulate despite regular brushing and flossing. Cleanings are crucial to the maintenance of your oral hygiene.
Oral Cancer Screening
Our regular dental checkups also include an oral cancer screening, which comprises of the detection of any abnormalities in the tissues of your lips, mouth, gums and throat. These screenings are imperative to rule out or detect the possibility of the occurrence of this potentially life-threatening disease. In case we observe something, we take a sample of tissues and send them for a biopsy. If the results of the biopsy are positive or atypical, treatment is started immediately.
Regular dental checkups can help you maintain a healthy smile and mouth and avoid extensive and expensive treatments in future. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call us at (910) 933-0382. Our office is located at 7150 Market St., #130, Wilmington, NC 28411.