Regular dental exams or checkups are important for not only the health of your mouth and teeth, but also your overall health. Regularly scheduled dental exams performed by your dentist can help prevent you from requiring more serious dental treatment. An examination can detect the first signs of decay, broken down or cracked teeth, gum disease, and even oral cancer. We can’t stress enough how important it is to have routine exams done! A lot of people think that if something isn’t bothering you, there is no reason to come in.
However, if you come in for your cleanings and checkups regularly, the doctor can catch a problem while it is small, easier, and less expensive to fix. For example, maybe you have a small cavity that can be fixed with a simple filling. It might not be hurting you now, but if you go a long time without getting it taken care of, the cavity will get bigger and the decay can get deeper and more severe, requiring a crown or even a root canal. Usually by the time something does start bothering you, the treatment required is more serious and expensive!
The hygienist or assistant will take a set of x-rays or a panoramic x-ray, and then Dr. Greenhalgh will examine the entire mouth area, including the cheeks, throat, tongue, and lips. The teeth will be checked for cracks, cavities, decay, infection, malformations and malocclusions. He will looks for any signs that a patient may have cysts, tumors or symptoms of oral cancer.
After the examination we will put together a personalized treatment plan for you, showing you your different treatment options, the cost, and number of visits. Financing options are available. Take the best care of your smile and health by having a dental exam twice a year.
Dr. Greenhalgh and his trained staff can provide thorough and professional teeth cleaning. A cleaning by Dr. Greenhalgh or his dental hygiene staff in El Paso will remove soft and hard deposits of plaque found on or around the base of your teeth, which cannot be removed by brushing or flossing. The plaque can cause cavities, tooth decay, infection, and periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease. For more information on periodontal disease, click here.
Visit Green Family Dental in El Paso and have your teeth professionally cleaned. It will result in fresher breath, healthier teeth and gums. It is recommended to have your teeth cleaned twice a year by a dentist for the best results and prevention of disease or future dental problems.