TruCare Preventive Dental Care in Roswell GA, follows a preventive approach to maintaining dental health through Visual Examination, Digital X-rays, Gingival Pocket Measurement, Routine Dental Cleaning, and Oral Cancer Screening. Routine periodontal care in Roswell GA helps in maintaining periodontal health to prevent the chances of periodontal diseases or gingivitis.
Preventive Dental Care
Routine Dental Check-up
Routine dental checkups are recommended twice a year. These are vital to maintaining good oral hygiene and are the best way to detect problems at their early stages. Early detection and treatment can save you from unnecessary discomfort, time, and money.
What to expect at your dental checkup?
- A visual exam of your mouth, face, jaw, and neck
- Digital diagnostics, as required by your dentist
- A gingival pocket exam
- Professional cleaning of your teeth
- Comprehensive data record of your oral health
During a visual exam, your dentist will use an intraoral camera and lighting to see all surface areas inside your mouth. You will be able to watch the real-time, tooth-by-tooth video of the examination on your chairside monitor.
The dentist will look not only for cracked and decayed teeth but also for growths and sores in your mouth. Then your dentist will check the lymph nodes of your head, jaw, and neck for pain, tenderness, and flexibility.
Digital x-rays help to detect any dental problems that cannot be found during a visual exam. We use digital x-rays that provide instant results and emit 90% less radiation.
Gingival Pocket Measurement
Healthy teeth require healthy gums. A gingival pocket exam determines the presence or risk of gum disease.
Each tooth sits inside a gingival pocket of gum tissue. Normal pocket depths around healthy teeth ranges between 1-3mm, if food debris and bacteria in plaque stays inside the pocket it starts to deepen the pocket by inflammation and bone loss which increases the risk of gum disease.
Routine Dental Cleaning
Routine dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria-infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Our hygienist will clean your teeth using special instruments to remove plaque from above and below the gum line. Afterward, your teeth are polished. Tooth polishing makes your teeth look and feel great. It smoothes tooth surfaces so plaque is less likely to accumulate. It also helps to remove stains from your teeth.