Many people underestimate the importance of dental cleanings and exams. That’s why the team at MacArthur Dental Arts makes sure that they take time to thoroughly examine you and address all your dental needs during your routine checkups. These visits will:
Keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy
Screen you for oral cancer and gum disease
Give you peace of mind about the condition of your oral health
Prevent the need for more extensive dental work down the road
At your first checkup with us, you’ll see one of our hygienists for a thorough dental cleaning and a full periodontal charting. This is a great time to discuss your periodontal state and how we can treat any signs of gum disease, if necessary.
During your appointment, we'll also take X-rays and possibly some intraoral photos. This will help us get a good idea of your situation and let us know what we can do to improve your oral health. You’ll meet with one of our dentists to discuss any concerns you may have and talk about any necessary treatment.
We want you to leave your appointment with a better understanding of your current dental health and the knowledge of how we can help you improve it, or prevent future problems. It is our recommendation that you see us every six months to keep your smile healthy.
You should never take a “wait-and-see” attitude when it comes to dental issues. Ignoring problems like cavities, for example, can result in progressively more complicated and expensive treatments down the road.
An example of this would be a small cavity that could be repaired with a simple filling. If left untreated the cavity will become larger, requiring a more extensive restoration such as a dental crown. And should the decay that created the cavity get into the center of your tooth, there’s the possibility of infection, which would require a root canal. In severe cases of decay, you may even lose your tooth and require a dental implant.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call MacArthur Dental Arts today at 949-251-8544 to schedule a checkup.