If you want to make sure that you continue to enjoy excellent oral health, you should visit us at Saybrook Family Dental Care for periodic dental checkups. At our dental practice, one of our top-notch dentists, just one of whom is Dr. David Sliva, can provide you with a dental checkup in Old Saybrook to make sure that your teeth and gums are remaining healthy.
During our dental checkup in Old Saybrook your entire oral health will be examined. Our dentist may first request that a complete series of x-rays is taken, depending on the last time you had x-rays at our office. These x-rays will be used to make sure that there are no cavities or problems developing between your teeth or below the gum line. Our dentist will then review your teeth to make sure that there are no other problems including signs of teeth grinding, or cracked or loose fillings. Our dentist will also thoroughly assess your gums to make sure that they are remaining healthy. If you have inflamed gums and have developed gingivitis, our dentist will probably recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to get your gums back to good health. If you have deep pockets that have formed between your teeth and gums you will probably need to have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment performed. Our dentist will also thoroughly review your mouth for any signs of oral cancer. You will also have your bite analyzed to make sure it is not developing any problems caused by tooth grinding or TMJ. Dental checkups will not only help to preserve your oral health, but they are also cost-effective. This is because if a dental problem is discovered, it will most likely be discovered early when treatment is much easier and less costly.
For an appointment to meet with our dentist for a dental checkup in Old Saybrook, contact us today.