If it has been a while since you have had a comprehensive dental exam, you should begin to start thinking about making an appointment to have one. Many dental problems can be stopped from becoming larger problems if they are identified early. So it is really important to have your oral dental exams performed on a timely basis. Patients at our office enjoy having healthy mouths and healthy gums due to the fact that Dr. Maynard stresses the importance of dental exams and professional teeth cleanings. If you would like to help ensure your own great dental health, contact our Savannah dental office, Georgetown Family Dental, for an appointment.
Our dentist at our Savannah dental office is Dr. Roy Maynard. Dr. Maynard provides excellent oral exams to help check for any emerging dental or gum problems. During a regular dental exam a full set of x-rays will generally be taken. Then Dr. Maynard will examine your teeth for any sign of decay. Your gums will also be closely examined for any sign of gum disease or gingivitis. Your bite and jaw will also be checked for alignment, and your mouth will be screened for any signs of oral cancer.
At our Savannah dental office we also stress the importance of healthy gums. If a person develops gum disease and it is allowed to go on unchecked, the gum disease can spread to the jawbone. When this happens the jawbone is weakened and teeth may begin to loosen and eventually fall out. That is why it is so important to make sure that your gums stay healthy. Also, if gums become infected it is possible that the infection can spread to other parts of your body and cause a larger medical problem. The good news is, gum disease can almost always be prevented by regular dental cleanings and good oral care at home. However if gum disease has been allowed to progress there are still many treatment options available that can help begin to restore the good health of your gums. One such procedure is root scaling and planning. It will help reduce the deep pockets that have formed in your gums, and hopefully set your gums on the road to recovery. If you would like to be seen by Dr. Maynard for a comprehensive oral exam, contact our office today at Georgetown Family Dental.