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The Process of Dental Check ups

The receptionist is the first person you will meet in a dental office who will ask you about your concerns. An available dentist will be sought to help you with your dental needs. You will meet the dentist once the appointment is fixed. Considerable time will be spent with the dentist to make sure that you tell them about your condition and ask as many questions as you want.

You should take all necessary paperwork with you since the hygienist will make sure to go through your past medical history before any work is carried inside your mouth. Your dental hygienist will ask if this is your first time for a dental checkup. This can help a dentist determine whether there are any changes in your overall health. Telling the hygienist about your health concerns, anxieties, and allergies is important for this reason. This will be the basis for the course of action that they will take.

While sitting for dental check up, inform your dentist about your fears. This is because the dental team will have a difficult time to perform any surgery or procedure if he patient starts shivering at the sight and sound of the drill. There is nothing wrong with being scared of a dentist. Dentists know how to calm down a patient in order for the procedure to be as smooth as possible.

Once the concerns and anxieties are shared then they can start working on your teeth. The first step that a dentist does is to clean your teeth. A scraper is used by the dentist to be able to remove the build up or plaque and tartar. With the help of a tooth polisher and slightly abrasive toothpaste, this will give your teeth a white shiny finish. The dentist polished the teeth to remove leftover plaque. This will make your teeth smooth thereby ensuring that there is no plaque accumulated.

After cleaning our teeth, the inside of your mouth is examined for problems. The dentist uses a metal probe with a small angled mirror to see behind and between the teeth and gums. The softness of your enamel and dentin will be determined. The dentist will also check for gum swelling, mouth sores, and redness. Another important procedure in a dental checkup is the measuring of periodontal pockets. With the depth of the pockets the dentist can determine if you are suffering from gum disease.

Dental x-rays are then taken to examine deeper the surface of the mouth. The next course of action will be taken after everything is checked. The results of the x-ray will help them to see whether there are any bone loss, fractures or any sort of abnormality within the visible surface of the gums.