If you are looking for a dental practice that stresses preventive dental care, then Peak Dental is the dental practice for you. Our Irmo dentist, Dr. Gretchen Pawloski Yarborough, will not only provide you with complete dental care, but also make sure that your preventive dental care will keep you from developing any avoidable oral health problems.
One of the most important things that we offer as part of preventive dental care, are periodic dental exams. At the beginning of the exam, any necessary x-rays will be taken. These x-rays will be reviewed to make sure that no cavities developing between the teeth, or problems are occurring below the gum line. Our Irmo dentist will also examine your teeth for any signs of cracking, cavities, cracked fillings, or other problems. Your mouth will be thoroughly assessed for oral cancer and, our dentist will examine your gums to make sure you are not developing gingivitis or gum disease. If your gums are red and inflamed, you have gingivitis. When this is found, it is usually treated with several regular dental cleanings over the coming months. If our dentist finds that deep pockets have developed between your teeth and gums, it will be recommended that you have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. Another part of our preventive dental care are professional dental cleanings every six months. It is recommended that most patients have dental cleanings every six months. We also offer fluoride treatments to strengthen your tooth enamel to make them more resistant to dental cavities. If your gums are prone to developing gum disease, we provide preventive periodontal. If you suffer with teeth grinding or TMJ issues, we offer night guards which will keep your teeth from becoming damaged. It will also prevent jaw pain which can develop from TMJ.
For an appointment to meet with our Irmo dentist for complete dental care, including preventive dental care, contact us today.