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What to Expect When Visiting a Dentist


Posted on 10/10/2022 by SmileCOS Dentistry
What to Expect When Visiting a DentistA visit to the dentist is a chance to check the health of your teeth and gums. During a routine dental visit, a dentist will compressively take a history to identify any other underlying condition that you may have. You can expect services such as thorough cleaning of your teeth, diagnostic exams, and proper mouth examination.

Cleaning of Your Teeth


A dentist uses a scaler to eliminate tartar or plaque that may have accumulated on your teeth. The cleaning process includes other essential steps such as flossing, polishing, and applying fluoride. This procedure is crucial as it helps prevent bacteria accumulation which can lead to problems such as tooth cavities, bad breath, or gum diseases.

A cleaning process takes an average of 30-60 minutes but may take longer if there is an excess accumulation of tartar and plaque. Although the procedure is a bit awkward, it should not cause any pain or discomfort, especially for beginners.

Complete Examination


The hygienist will also perform a complete examination to detect cavities and gum infections. The analysis helps to identify any signs of oral or dental issues. They aim to ensure exceptional oral health and capture problems early enough before they lead to severe health problems. Through the exams, the health practitioner can also educate you on ways to take care of your gums and teeth.

Diagnostic Tests


A diagnostic test is any test that is recommended to identify underlying issues with your teeth and gums. The tests include X-rays that can help identify any signs of bone malformations on the gum. The dentist can spot any signs of tooth decay, bone loss, or tumors with these tests. Once a problem is identified early, it is possible to manage it properly and avoid future issues. Signs of oral cancer can be detected and addressed before progressing to malignant forms.


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