Preventive dental care is the key to keeping your dental health in check throughout your life. Good oral health not only impacts your teeth and gums but your overall health too. Preventive dental care procedures help you avoid dental problems from occurring. This approach includes the combination of regular dental exams with other procedures that we may perform from time to time.
What are the Preventive Dental Care Procedures?
Cavities are common among all age groups and occur because of poor oral hygiene and eating habits. If the problem is overlooked, it may cause severe infection in your teeth, leading to tooth decay.
We apply dental sealants to your teeth to keep cavities at bay. It is a translucent material similar to acrylic. Sealants remain on the chewing surface of your teeth, thus stopping cavities from occurring or spreading. After the application of sealants, you must maintain them so that they do not become loose and fight against bacterial deposition.
Dental X-rays are the images of your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues. They also constitute a part of our preventive dental care services. We take your X-rays during your dental examination to check your oral health. Alongside this, we also take images of your mouth during any restorative procedure.
These days, digital X-rays are gaining immense popularity. Using them helps us to get the precise diagnosis of your problem.
A dental examination includes a visual examination, physical examination, as well as X-ray that we perform if you experience pain, swelling, or discomfort in your mouth. Carrying out a dental examination gives us a proper diagnosis of your problem.
We also perform oral cancer screening as a part of a dental examination. Visit us for a dental examination every six months to maintain your oral health.
Bleeding gums or gingivitis happens when the accumulation of tartar and plaque spreads to your gum line, thereby causing your gums to bleed. In the worst-case scenario, it may lead to gum decay.
We advise you to visit us for professional dental cleaning upon suffering from pain or swelling. We will perform procedures like scaling and root planing and also instruct you to maintain your oral health.
Sensitivity in your teeth may happen because of many reasons, primarily due to the triggers like hot and cold food, trauma, medication, etc.
We may prescribe you a desensitizing toothpaste to control the sensitivity. We may also perform fluoride treatment to protect your teeth against such triggers.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Eric J. Sadler, DDS & Associates, Winston-Salem, NC, call (336) 744-1300 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist in Winston-Salem NC at 3801 Indiana Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.