Dont Put Off Oral Screenings! By Dr. Pinnix on February 18, 2013

Going to a dentist for regular oral screenings is the best way to prevent serious dental problems from occurring. Our qualified dentists in Charlotte offer these screenings to all patients. Here are some of the main dental problems that dentists can check for during an oral screening:

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is one of the most serious health problems and should be treated immediately. Dentists can look into a patients mouth to see if any cancerous tumors are present. Some of these tumors are difficult to spot and require a trained eye and special tools in order to discover these particular growths. Biopsies can be performed on any suspicious tumors to determine whether or not they are cancerous.

Tooth Decay

A dentist can also check for tooth decay during an oral screening. Cavities are not always obvious, especially in the beginning stages. The special tools used by dentists can check for cavities on all areas of the teeth. After eliminating any cavities through drilling, tooth colored fillings can be used to restore any of the affected teeth. These tooth colored fillings have been designed to give teeth an attractive and natural appearance.

Gum Disease

The occurrence of gum disease can also be detected through an oral screening. Gum disease often results in gum inflammation and damage to the soft tissue supporting the teeth. Teeth can also be lost as a result of gum disease. Depending on the type of gum disease and the extent of damage, a dentist may recommend treatment options such as deep cleanings, medications or possibly even surgical intervention.

The expert dentists are able to provide thorough oral screenings. These knowledgeable dentists in Charlotte are also able to diagnose and treat many types of oral health conditions.

Let us know your thoughts and feedback in the comments below about your regular dental screenings. Are you going 2 times per year? More? Less? Our South Charlotte dentists would love to hear from you!

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