A visit to the dentist should not occur only on an as-needed basis when there is a problem with your smile. By the time a dental problem surfaces and manifests itself through discomfort, discoloration, gum recession, or swelling, your smile has experienced significant damage such as a cavity, gum disease, or dental infection–all of which your dentist can detect and diagnose early on during a routine dental exam here in Chincoteague, VA and Eastern Shore of Virginia.
The American Dental Association encourages patients to visit the dentist every six months so that dental problems can be detected and treated early on before the damage results in the loss of a tooth, gum tissue, or jaw bone. Early detection allows the dentist to create a thorough, customized treatment plan to eliminate or maintain the issue while conserving as much of your original smile as possible.
During a routine dental exam at Morrison Dental Group, our dental team will take high-quality X-rays of your teeth and surrounding structures to screen for any dental problems that may be developing below the surface of your smile. We will also perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and soft tissues. During this portion of the visit, your dentist will meet with you and discuss your oral health, as well as any treatment that may be needed.
Following the examination, our dental hygienist will gently clean your teeth to remove any lingering buildup and leave your smile feeling polished and fresh. This is another important part of your visit, as it prevents any plaque or bacteria in your smile from causing tooth decay or gum disease.
If you have not come in to see the dentist in a while or are due for your next dental exam and cleaning in Chincoteague, VA and Eastern Shore of Virginia, we encourage you to give our office a call at 757-336-1260 today. We look forward to helping you enjoy a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile!