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The Process of Dental Check ups

If you visit a dental office, the first person you will meet is the receptionist who will inquire about the reason for your coming. The receptionist will then look for an available dentist who can help you with your dental needs. When an appointment is fixed then you will meet the dentist. In the dental office you should tell the dentist everything about your dental condition and if you have any questions, this is the time to ask them.

You should take all necessary paperwork with you since the hygienist will make sure to go through your past medical history before any work is carried inside your mouth. The dentist should know if this is your first dental check up or not. This will just determine whether there are any changes in your overall health. Telling the hygienist about your health concerns, anxieties, and allergies is important for this reason. It will help them decide the course of action so that you get the right help.

It is good to be open with your dentist about your fears. If you start shivering at the sound of the drill, the dental team will have a difficult time to perform any surgery or procedure. Being scare of a dentist is not wrong. In order for the procedure to go smoothly, the dentist will try to calm you done.

Dentists only start working on their patient’s teeth when the concerns and anxieties are shared. The first step that a dentist does is to clean your teeth. Using a scraper, the dentist will clean any built up plaque and tartar. Dentists use a tooth polisher and slightly abrasive toothpaste so that the teeth will have a white and shiny finish. When there is leftover plaque, it can easily be removed when the dentist starts polishing your teeth. If your teeth have become smooth this means that there is no longer any accumulate plaque.

When the teeth is cleaned the dentist then looks at the problem inside your mouth. In order to examine the in-betweens of the teeth and gums, the dentist has a metal probe with a small angled mirror. This will help them find out how soft your enamel and dentin is. The dentist will also check for gum swelling, mouth sores, and redness. A dental check up also includes the measuring of the periodontal pockets. With the depth of the pockets the dentist can determine if you are suffering from gum disease.

Finally, dental x-ray is taken to ensure that they have not missed out any issues which lies below the surface of the mouth. After this step in your dental checkup, a qualified dentist will visit you, check the reports and x-rays and will decide on the next course of action. With the x-ray results the dentist will know if you have any bone loss, fractures, or any abnormalities within the visible surface of the gums.