Having great oral health will not only help you to have good-looking teeth and fresh smelling breath – it will also ensure that you have healthy gums. Having healthy gums is very important because gum disease can lead to tooth loss, and can even lead to serious health issues in other parts of the body. In fact, infection from gum disease has been known to travel through the bloodstream and cause other serious health problems including heart problems and stroke. For all these reasons, it is very important that you stay in excellent oral health. And, the best way to do this, is to make sure that you see our dentist for a Sandy City dental exam every six months.
At our dental practice, Granite View Dental, our expert and highly trained dentist is Dr. Will Ellingson. We urge our patients to make sure that they see Dr. Ellingson twice a year for a Sandy City dental exam. During a dental exam, all aspects of your oral health are our thoroughly examined. Your teeth will be reviewed to make sure no cavities are developing or that any other problems are developing such as cracked fillings or other dental problems. If you are having an issue with teeth grinding, this too will show up as marks on your teeth. Your bite will also be checked to make sure that you are not developing any new jaw alignment problems. This can because by TMJ issues. Your entire mouth will also be reviewed for any signs of oral cancer. And, your gums will be thoroughly assessed to make sure they are staying healthy.
If, during your Sandy City dental exam, it is determined that you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, it most likely will be recommended that you have several dental cleanings over the coming months to make sure that your gums have a chance to return to excellent health. If it is determined that you have deep pockets between your teeth and gums, it means that gum disease is developing. At this point, it will probably be recommended that you have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment to clean out all the food, plaque, tartar, and bacteria that have gathered in these deep pockets. When you have teeth cleanings at our practice every six months, all Access plaque and bacteria will be removed from your teeth. This will greatly reduce the likelihood of deep pockets developing between your teeth and gums. For an appointment to see our dentist for a Sandy City dental exam, or to come in for a teeth cleaning, contact us today.