Preventive Dental Services and Dental Health

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At Austin Primary Dental, we provide preventative dental services that can improve your dental health. As such, we encourage you to visit our Austin, TX preventative dentist office twice a year for an examination and cleaning. Doing so will reduce the likelihood of you developing periodontal gum disease or tooth decay. To schedule an appointment, call (512) 808-5651.

Our Preventative Dental Services Include:

  • Dental exam. When you visit our 78745 dental office for your annual or biannual dental exam, we will look to see if you are showing any signs of early tooth decay. It is possible for us to identify decay before you ever experience a toothache or discomfort. This is truly the ideal scenario because it allows us to quickly treat your cavity and give you a dental filling before your life is interrupted in any way. We are able to do so by preventing the spread of the decay itself. Simultaneously, we can do certain things to prevent decay from occurring in the first place. As a preventative dentist, for example, we can provide you with a fluoride treatment or dental sealant, both of which will help reduce the likelihood of you developing cavities.
  • Dental cleaning. A regular dental cleaning can help prevent things like cavities and gum disease because these issues tend to arise due to the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth and gums. Additionally, we can help prevent more significant oral health challenges, like an infection that could create the need for a root canal.
  • Deep cleaning. Scheduling a dental cleaning twice a year is critical for the health of your teeth and your gums. Gum disease typically forms when plaque or tartar becomes trapped on the tooth underneath the gum line. This portion of the tooth is very difficult, if not impossible, to clean on your own, so when plaque has formed, the only way to have it removed is to schedule a deep cleaning. In this procedure, we will lift up the gum tissue to scrape off the plaque and tartar underneath so your gums can return to good health. Doing so is critical for preventing the spread of periodontal gum disease and ultimately, gum recession and tooth loss.

Why Dental Health Is Important

As an Austin, TX preventive dentist, we know how critical dental health is. Most people think that as long as they clean their teeth by brushing and flossing every day, they will not suffer from any oral health problems. This is simply not the case. Much of the plaque and tartar that builds up on your teeth is difficult to remove without professional assistance, and that is why you should visit a preventative dentist on a regular basis. Doing so is important because if you allow for decay to enter your mouth and for infections to spread, you could end up with a dental abscess that can be incredibly painful and require surgical intervention. Simultaneously, if periodontal gum disease develops in your mouth, it can create a situation where the gums begin to recede and pull away from your tooth structure. As they do so, more of your tooth and your roots are exposed, leaving them susceptible to infections and bone loss. As a result, many people who suffer from adult tooth loss do so because they initially had untreated periodontal gum disease. This is why if we notice gum disease during a dental exam, we will recommend a deep cleaning in order to treat it right away.

Call to Schedule an Appointment With Our Austin Office

To learn more about the services we offer in our preventative dentist office or to schedule a dental cleaning, call (512) 808-5651.

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