Your dental health is important, and our patients’ safety is our top priority.
We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and all CDC guidelines very closely.
Where Can I Get a Dental Exam in Johns Creek?
To schedule a dental exam with one of our skilled dentists, simply call our office. We offer comprehensive exams that will catch small issues before they turn into major problems. There are people who avoid scheduling an exam every six months because they are afraid of bad news. Regular exams uncover small problems, helping individuals avoid the bad news that they need major work. If you’ve put off having a dental exam, we urge you to call us. We’ll make your visit as pleasant as possible. Before your exam, we will ask for your medical history and a list of medications you take. We will also take x-rays for your dentist to refer to during your exam. Issues your dentist will check for during your exam include:
- Broken, chipped or fractured teeth
- Loose teeth
- Loose or cracked fillings
- Loose crowns
- Worn teeth
- Gum disease
- Oral Cancer
- Bad bite alignment
After your dental exam, your dentist will discuss his or her findings and explain your treatment options if any problems were found. Your dentist will answer any questions you have, including the costs associated with the various options. If you have missing teeth, your dentist will suggest replacing them to prevent your teeth from shifting. Our goal is to develop long-term relationships with our patients as partners in their oral health. If it has been more than six months since you have had a dental examination, call our office. We will arrange an appointment for you with one of our dentists.
Do General Dentists Offer Gum Disease Treatment and Teeth Cleaning Services?
Professional dental cleanings are one of the most important services we offer because they offer numerous benefits. Teeth cleanings make your teeth look better by removing surface stains, make your breath fresher and they can help prevent decay and gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, by removing hardened plaque at the gum line. You may also have a fluoride treatment after the cleaning to help protect your teeth from decay for the next several months. A cleaning usually takes less than an hour.
If you notice your gums are swollen, red and bleed easily, you most likely have gingivitis. We urge you to call us for treatment, which is typically a dental cleaning and a change in your oral hygiene habits. If you neglect treatment for gingivitis, it may progress to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can have severe consequences, including tooth loss. The disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. If you have periodontal disease, contact us for an appointment to discuss your periodontal treatment options.
What Are Dental Bad Breath Remedies?
Do you fear you have bad breath? Ask a good friend to tell you the truth, because if you know, you can do something about it. If you have halitosis, which is constant bad breath, we urge you to make an appointment with our dentist. Bad breath is a common problem that often results from an accumulation of plaque and tartar on your teeth and tongue, which is easily removed with a professional cleaning. Once your teeth are clean, our dentist will suggest products that will help you keep your teeth clean and fresh. A chronic dry mouth can also cause bad breath. You need to have saliva flowing to wash away food particles between brushings. Our dentist may suggest chewing sugarless gum or using artificial saliva. Our dentist will also make sure that decay or gum disease isn’t the cause. If you smoke, your dentist will tell you that quitting will help eliminate your bad breath. Smoking can also increase your risk of developing gum disease because the smoke irritates your gums. Call today to set up an appointment to find a solution for your bad breath.
Where Can I Receive An Oral Cancer Screening?
If you call our office, our dentist can perform a screening right away if you have sores in your mouth that take more than several weeks to heal, white patches, difficulty swallowing, lumps or unexplained numbness in your mouth. If you haven’t noticed anything unusual, we will perform a screening for oral cancer during your regular check-up. Every adult should have a basic screening during each exam because oral cancer can be deadly if it isn’t caught early. Unfortunately, most oral cancer is caught in the later stages and one person every hour dies from the disease in the U.S. If the disease is caught early and treatment begins right away, your chances for survival increase significantly.
Contact us for a screening for oral cancer as part of your routine dental exam in Johns Creek. We would be happy to schedule a convenient appointment for you.