Receiving regular dental checkups is very important for maintaining one’s oral health. These checkups provide our experts with the best opportunity to check for any serious issues a patient may be experiencing and provide timely treatment, if possible.
We recommend that every patient visits our practice at least twice per year for this purpose. After receiving a checkup, a patient will know exactly where they stand in terms of their oral health and what needs to be done to improve or maintain it.
Every patient who visits us for a regular checkup will receive a full examination, a professional cleaning, an oral cancer screening and when necessary, digital X-rays.
Oral health issues can develop at any time, and that is why we always keep a close eye out for them during complete dental checkups. Some of the most common issues we detect include tooth decays, cavities and gum disease. If we find anything, we may recommend a follow-up appointment or suggest changes to the patient’s oral care practices.
A professional cleaning is a deep cleanse of the mouth to remove any harmful bacteria and plaque that may be present. We start by using specialized tools to scrape away any buildups that may have developed on the surface of the teeth. We are always careful to use a gentle touch so that the patient doesn’t experience pain or discomfort during this process. Next, the teeth are thoroughly cleaned and polished. This removes unsightly surface stains, and it provides freshened breath for the patient. Afterward, the patient should continue to brush twice per day and floss once per day to maintain this feeling of oral cleanliness.
Oral cancer is a serious condition that can strike a person at any time. Our experts work hard to catch the condition as early as possible. During every checkup, a patient will receive an oral cancer screening to check for the serious disease. We will examine the lips, tongue, face, gums, throat and any other soft oral tissues for signs of oral cancer.
Digital X-rays are highly effective in viewing the hidden areas of a patient’s mouth and checking for any serious conditions that may be present. We can then show the patient any findings and explain what they mean for their oral health. Some issues that can be found using digital X-rays include tooth decay, cavities, jawbone deterioration, oral cancers, cysts and more.
A complete dental checkup at Trumbull Premier Dental is the first step to achieving great oral health. You may call us at (203) 408-2868 to schedule an appointment.