Prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral problems with check-ups at your Carmel, Indiana dental office.
To maintain optimum health for your teeth and gums, we recommend regular dental check-ups. Dr. Smith, our local Carmel cosmetic family dentist, will perform a thorough dental examination to look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, changes in the mouth’s soft tissue, and other dental problems.
Dental check-ups can:
- Help diagnose disease before it becomes more difficult to manage and hazardous to your health
- Help save you money in the long run because dental health issues are treated while they are more manageable and the treatments are less expensive and complicated
What to expect during a dental examination
A dental check-up includes a visual examination of your teeth and an evaluation of the status of your existing dental restorations such as dental fillings.
Oral cancer screening and examination of x-rays to diagnose tumors, cysts, decay, and other problems that can’t be seen by the naked eye may also be part of a dental check-up.
Your dentist will recommend options for damaged fillings and other restorations as well as create a personalized oral health program. This includes setting your regular dental visits and establishing the right teeth cleaning schedule.
You may also come in for professional cleanings performed by a certified dental hygienist. Cleaning can help remove plaque, the sticky substance that causes tooth decay and gum disease, and tartar (hardened plaque) above the gum line. Your certified dental hygienist at Really Smile will also remove stains and polish your teeth.
At Really Smile, we provide dental care for every need. To learn more about dental check-ups and other services, please get in touch with our Carmel, Indiana dental office by filling out our online form or by calling 317-597-8748.