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Don’t Put Off Your Next Checkup

August 4, 2021

Do you have a checkup visit in the future? If so, be sure you don’t skip it, and if not, try to schedule one soon! Every six months we want to see you for a thorough dental exam. While this may seem like a minor procedure, a checkup is key to helping people for all ages enjoy optimal oral health. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about checkups!

a dentist treating a patient

You Need a Checkup

A dental checkup is a chance for our team to examine your teeth, gums, and oral structures. In addition to a visual exam, we will also use digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to obtain clear images, allowing us to identify possible problems in the earliest stages. We then provide treatment to address them without the need for more extensive procedures. Our team will watch for issues like tooth decay, infection, gingivitis, and gum disease. We also look for TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). If possible, we would like to diagnose and treat concerns before you experience discomfort, such as toothaches or bleeding gums. These visits benefit people of all ages, from toddlers to adults!

Screening for Oral Cancer

Adults need to be screened for oral cancer every year. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, over 53,000 people will be diagnosed this year alone. Of that number, half could succumb within just five years. The high mortality rate is mainly linked to the disease being caught in the later stages. But routine screenings mean we can catch it in the earliest stages, improving the chances of a full recovery. We make a thorough screening with advanced technology, looking for cancerous and precancerous areas. You should also let us know if you experience sores or lesions that don’t heal after a week.

Cleaning Your Smile

Our team will also clean your smile too! The cleaning procedure takes only a few minutes, and allows our team to remove all plaque and tartar with an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool. You not only enjoy fresher breath and a brighter smile, but a reduced risk of cavities and periodontal disease. If you have any questions about these visits, or if you would like to schedule one for yourself or a member of your family, then give us a call today! We would love to help you and your family enjoy your best possible smiles.

Do You Have Questions About Preventive Dental Visits?

We want to help you maintain good oral health with regular visits for exams and cleanings. To learn more about our approach to preventive and general dentistry, or to schedule your next six-month visit, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.