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Posts for tag: Dental Check Ups

By Eby Dental Care
October 21, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Check Ups  

Catch problems early at regular dental check-ups.

It is easy to miss a tooth cavity, especially in the upper and lower back. Patients seek dental treatment often for emergencies and tooth pain. But not all dental problems and diseases have pain as a symptom. So how do you know that your mouth is healthy? Dr. Eric Eby from Eby dental care, your dentist in Okemos, MI, recommends regular dental check-ups every six months to catch problems early. If you detect problems early, you can prevent oral problems or minimize the severity of diseases.

A regular check-up at your Okemos dentist

During dental check-ups, the dentist examines the teeth and gums. It helps to find out abnormalities in the mouth. They record decayed or missing teeth, loose teeth, sharp edge teeth, and gum diseases. The hard deposits on the teeth, known as calculus, are removed by cleaning using ultrasonic instruments. The dentist may require X-rays and intra-oral pictures to assess oral problems. These are useful in evaluating malaligned teeth also.

The treatment for tooth decay is a dental filling. But if the decay is severe and has formed a deep cavity, it may require a root canal treatment. Similarly, if gum disease has caused issues, deep cleaning can prevent it from becoming worse.

Brushing and flossing are part of the daily oral hygiene routine but missing your regular dental check-up can do more harm than you thought it could. To schedule an appointment for your next dental check-up with Dr. Eric Eby from Eby Dental Care, your dentist in Okemos, MI, call us at (517) 349-9860 today.