The First Dental Hygiene Visit
Routine dental exams are a big part of maintaining a healthy smile. We offer comprehensive dental exams for the entire family as part of our preventative dentistry program. At each exam, we check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other potential problems that require treatment. X-rays of your mouth may also be taken during your dental exam. We provide digital x-rays that immediately produce a digital image that can be viewed during your visit on our computer screens in each operatory.
Why Should You Have Routine Visits?
Routine dental exams and X-rays are a big part of Preventive dentistry. Preventive dentistry is the area of dentistry that focuses on those procedures and life practices that help people to prevent the beginning or progression of oral disease. It includes at-home dental care, as well as scheduling routine dental care visits and education by our professional dental staff in our dental office. Routine dental exams are a big part of maintaining a healthy teeth and gums.
Preventative Dental Care Services
During your initial examination, we will look for common warning signs of periodontal disease and evaluate the condition of the gums, noting any recession, bleeding, or bone loss. We will also evaluate your risk factors for gum disease, such as diabetes, smoking, and the use of certain medications. If you do exhibit signs of gum disease, we will create a customized treatment plan to reduce the infection and reverse the progression of the disease. Unlike other practices that refer you elsewhere for periodontal treatment, County Dental has an experienced periodontist on staff who is available at all of our New York locations. Schedule your appointment today!