Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows
4967 NW Blitchton Road, Ocala, FL 34482

What Happens During a Family Dental Checkup?

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Even with great home care, you need to see a dentist twice a year to optimize your oral health. During a dental exam, your dentist can detect subtle signs of tooth decay and gum disease that are highly treatable in their earliest stages. Your family dental provider may also find suspicious oral lesions or clues about your general health long before they become serious. Most people should have a dental exam every six months. If you have ongoing medical issues or gum disease, your mouth may need to be evaluated more frequently.

Professional Teeth Cleaning

General dentistry professionals called dental hygienists will generally clean your teeth before the dentist examines them. Metal instruments called scalers and ultrasonic vibrating devices are used to remove plaque and tartar from tooth surfaces and below the gum line. Once the hygienist has finished cleaning your teeth, he or she will polish them with a gentle abrasive.

The Visual Exam with your Family Dental Professional

One of the most important diagnostic tasks in general dentistry is the visual exam. During this exam, your dentist will check every tooth surface for signs of decay and excess wear. He or she will also examine your gums for redness and swelling and look for periodontal pockets that signal gum disease. After checking your teeth and gums, your dentist will search the soft tissues inside your mouth for unusual lesions that could indicate oral cancer. If you are a new patient, your dentist may also examine your neck, head, jaw, and throat.

How to Deal with Fear and Your Gag Reflex

If you find dentists to be intimidating, it’s more likely you’ll experience extreme anxiety or panic during an appointment. With today’s advanced dentistry there are many treatment methods specifically developed for fearful patients, so be sure to bring up your concerns with your dentist. A sensitive gag reflex can also be a problem for you and your family dental provider. Involuntary retching when your dentist inadvertently touches the back of your throat or positions X-ray films is uncomfortable and embarrassing. Sometimes patients with sensitive gag reflexes actually find dentists to be a great source of help. They may know about therapies that can reduce the problem such as hypnosis, acupuncture, and guided relaxation. If you are concerned about your gag reflex, discuss the problem with your general dentistry provider before your next exam.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Quail Meadows, call Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows today at (352) 533-4159 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Quail Meadows. With 20 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows.

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