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The Process of Dental Check ups

In the process of a dental treatment, you go to a dental office and the first person you will meet is the receptionist who will ask you your reason for coming. An available dentist will be sought to help you with your dental needs. When an appointment is fixed for your dental checkup, you will then meet the dentist. In the dental office you should tell the dentist everything about your dental condition and if you have any questions, this is the time to ask them.

Before any procedure is done in your mouth, the dental hygienist will go through your part medical history. Your dental hygienist will ask if this is your first time for a dental checkup. This will just 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.

You should also be open about your fears while you are sitting for dental checkup. 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. Being scare of a dentist is not wrong. In order for the procedure to go smoothly, the dentist will try to calm you done.

They will start working on your teeth once the concerns and anxieties are shared. During dental check up, teeth cleaning is the first step taken. The dentist cleans any build up of plaque and tartar using a scraper. Your teeth will have a white shiny finish with the help of a tooth polisher and slightly abrasive toothpaste. Leftover plaque is removed by polishing. There is no more plaque accumulated when the teeth has become smooth after polishing.

When the teeth is cleaned the dentist then looks at the problem inside your mouth. In order to examine the in-betweens of the teeth and gums, the dentist has a metal probe with a small angled mirror. This will help them find out how soft your enamel and dentin is. Swelling of gums, mouth sores, and redness will also be checked. Measuring the periodontal pockets is another important procedure in a dental checkup. They can determine if you are suffering from gum disease if the pocket is any deeper than one and three millimeters.

Finally, dental x-ray is taken to ensure that they have not missed out any issues which lies below 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.