Your dental health is important to your overall health. When you come in for your first dental checkup with our dentist, we will review your overall health history to best know how to serve you. When you come in for future visits, you can let us know if there is anything new going on so we can stay updated.
Next, we will evaluate the state of your teeth and gums and look for problems that can be treated early for the best outcome. Timely treatment for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral conditions can prevent more invasive treatment down the road. Dental X-rays are used to help us look below the surface to uncover damage to the jaw or jawbone, impacted teeth, or abscesses and cysts.
When anything unusual is discovered, appropriate dental solutions are offered, such as a night guard for teeth grinding (bruxism) or dental implants for missing teeth or weakened teeth, and additional cleanings to treat gum disease.
If your oral hygiene is lacking, you may advise better ways to brush and floss between teeth, or possibly recommend a therapeutic mouthwash. Therapeutic mouthwashes help with all kinds of dental issues, like tooth sensitivity, inflammation of the gums, gingivitis, chronic bad breath, and cavity prevention, depending on their active ingredients.
Finally, we will deep clean your teeth using special tools to scrape plaque and tartar deposits off your gum line and below the gumline, followed by flossing and polishing your pearly whites.
Are you ready to schedule a dental cleaning with our dentist, Dr. Meredith McClay ? If so, please call Creekside Family Dental in Medford, Oregon, at 541-210-9661 today. Our team looks forward to help your smile!