Our practice provides general dental services aimed at preventing oral health conditions including tooth decay and gum disease along with detecting oral health problems such as oral cancer or bone loss at their earliest stages. With thorough oral examinations and deep professional cleanings, Dr. Gregory works to establish long-term relationships with all of our patients.
Preventing Dental Conditions with Checkups and Cleanings
Patients should receive checkups and cleanings every six months. During checkups, our team will use diagnostic tools to monitor the health of hard tissues including teeth, roots of teeth, and facial bones. We will also evaluate soft tissue health of the inside of the mouth, lips, and gums. In addition to oral examinations, professional dental cleanings are vital to preventing and managing periodontal disease. Cleanings and checkups are gentle and non-invasive.
Diagnosing Dental Conditions
Using advanced technology, Dr. Gregory strives to reveal potential oral health problems early on so that treating and managing conditions is conservative and cost-effective. This allows our team to help patients take charge of their oral health while reducing the need for costly and invasive procedures in the future. Furthermore, visiting our practice regularly could save your life. During checkups, Dr. Gregory looks for signs of oral cancer, which is treatable if caught early on.
Screening for TMJ Disorder and Malocclusions
During oral examinations, our dentist closely monitors a patient’s bite by taking X-rays and assessing the way the upper and lower sets of teeth line up. Misaligned bites (malocclusions) can cause unnecessary tooth wear and TMJ dysfunction, an uncomfortable condition that affects a patient’s ability to move his or her mouth comfortably. Addressing malocclusions and TMJ disorder early, like other dental conditions, helps prevent the likelihood of permanent damage to oral structures.
To schedule an appointment for a checkup or cleaning at our practice, contact our friendly team today.