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Doing Dentists The Right Way

Guide to Dental Checkups

If you visit a dental office, the first person you will meet is the receptionist who will inquire about the reason for your coming. An available dentist will be sought to 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.

the dental hygienist will go through your medical history before any procedure can be done to your mouth. Your dental hygienist will ask if this is your first time for a dental checkup. This can help a dentist determine whether there are any changes in your overall health. Hence it is important to tell your hygienist about your health concerns, anxieties, and allergies. This will be the basis for the course of action that they will take.

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. There are a lot of people who are really scared of a dentist. 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. During dental check up, teeth cleaning is the first step taken. A scraper is used by the dentist to be able to remove the build up or plaque and tartar. Dentists use a tooth polisher and slightly abrasive toothpaste so that the teeth will have a white and shiny finish. Leftover plaque is removed by polishing. If your teeth have become smooth this means that there is no longer any accumulate plaque.

Next, the dentist looks at the problem inside your mouth after your teeth are cleaned. To see behind and between the teeth and gums, the dentist uses a metal probe which will have a small angled mirror. The softness of your enamel and dentin will be determined. The dentist will also check for gum swelling, mouth sores, and redness. Measuring the periodontal pockets is another important procedure in a dental checkup. If the pocket is any deeper than one and three millimeters then 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. The results of the x-ray will help them to see whether there are any bone loss, fractures or any sort of abnormality within the visible surface of the gums.