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Preventative Dentistry

A healthy smile is not just about looking good – it’s also about feeling good. Preventative dentistry is a crucial aspect of maintaining good oral health and preventing serious dental problems down the line. By taking proactive measures, such as regular check-ups, cleanings, and treatments, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy for years to come.

  • Prevent tooth decay and gum disease
  • Prevent more serious health problems that begin as dental issues
  • Cutting edge scans to detect mouth and gum anomalies

Your preventative dentistry team

Our preventative dentistry team has a proven track record of providing first class preventive care. Their experience and expertise is widely known and regarded within the dental industry. You can be confident that you’re receiving the best possible care for your oral health.

  • Cutting edge tooth decay and gum disease preventative techniques
  • Scans to detect dental future problems
  • Additional support for nervous patients

Gum disease treatments

Screening for gum disease forms an integral part of your routine examination. Gum disease describes swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Preventative dentistry at Bridgford Dental

Preventative dentistry is an essential aspect of maintaining good oral health. Regular dental appointments can help detect and prevent dental problems before they become severe. One of the most common dental problems that preventative dentistry can help avoid is tooth decay. Regular cleanings and check-ups can help remove plaque and tartar buildup, reducing the risk of cavities. In the case of children, fluoride applications and fissure sealants (tooth coloured sealants) are applied to biting surfaces of children’s teeth to prevent decay. Preventative dentistry appointments can also help detect gum disease, a severe condition that can lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

It’s also important to note that preventative dentistry appointments can help detect oral cancer, a life-threatening condition that can be challenging to diagnose in its early stages. During these appointments, your dentist will examine your mouth, tongue, and throat for any unusual lumps or bumps and can refer you to a specialist if necessary. Additionally, preventative dentistry appointments can help identify other health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which can manifest in the mouth.

What to expect during your preventative dentistry treatment

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Dental history assessed and thorough mouth examination

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Treatment plan created to keep you free from dental issues

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Necessary treatment administered if an issue is detected

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Aftercare guidance and advice provided to keep your teeth and gums healthy

Common Preventative Dentistry Questions

Do you offer mouth cancer screening?

Yes. Mouth cancer is a malignant growth which can occur in any part of the mouth, including the tongue, lips and throat. Mouth cancers have a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer or skin melanoma. The mortality rate is just over 50%, despite treatment, with about 1,700 deaths per year in the UK. This is because of late detection. Visit your dentist at once if you notice any abnormal problems or are not sure. Regular dental checkups allow early detection of abnormalities in the mouth.

Are scans painful?

Dental CT scans are generally not painful, as the procedure is non-invasive and does not involve any needles or injections. Patients may experience some minor discomfort or pressure during the scan, but this is generally well-tolerated and passes quickly. Overall, dental CT scans are a safe and effective way to diagnose dental problems, and patients can rest assured that the procedure is generally pain-free.

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