You may already know that it’s best for your oral health to see the dentist twice a year. But depending on how good your oral health is, you may need to visit the dentist more frequently than that – or less often. This will only be determined after your examination.
Regular dental check-ups at Tiwari Watson can help bring a few lurking signs of imminent oral problems to notice so that preventive measures can be taken. During your regular check-up, our dentist in Glasgow will look for signs of decay or infection and propose the best treatment possible.
Plaque and tartar
Plaque and tartar are risk factors for your oral health since they are harmful to your teeth and gums. Even diligent brushers and flossers find it difficult to remove plaque at home. Professional scaling and polishing by our dentist in Glasgow is the only way to remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and below your gum line.
Other risk factors
Other risk factors like dry mouth, misaligned teeth, cracked or irritating tooth fillings and dentures, partially-impacted wisdom teeth and missing teeth, may also be identified during your examination and improved to prevent cavities and gum disease. If you have had many outbreaks of tooth decay in the past, your dentist in Glasgow will recommend protective coatings in the form of dental sealants for extra protection.
Dodging unnecessary problems
The earlier oral health problems like cavities, gum disease and oral cancer are detected, the simpler and less expensive the treatment by your dentist in Glasgow will be. If you leave any of these conditions untreated, you are in for negative surprises in your oral health, including tooth loss. Most of the time, patients do not exhibit symptoms of gum disease until it has reached an advanced stage and that’s why you should arrange frequent preventive check-ups with your dentist in Glasgow.
Non-surgical methods like deep scaling and polishing are enough to treat mild to moderate forms of gum disease; however, advanced gum disease may require surgery.
Finally, in the case of oral cancer, early detection is very important for increasing the chances of a patient’s recovery.