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We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
Protect Your Dental Health with a Dental Exam and Teeth Cleaning in Camp Crossing
Are you looking for an affordable dental practice for a dental exam, cleaning, or treatment for mild-to-advanced gum disease? We offer the full range of dental services that you need to keep your smile bright and healthy. Call today for more information.
A routine dental exam in Camp Crossing is the best way to detect oral health issues before they can cause permanent damage, pain, or other complications requiring expensive procedures. During your exam, our dentists will check your gums, teeth, and mouth for signs of oral health concerns, such as:
- oral cancer,
- periodontal disease,
- bone loss, and
- teeth grinding.
We will then work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to address any areas of concern. Our goal is to protect your oral health and address any issues promptly, before they create more invasive problems.
We realize that budget is a concern for most of our patients, so we do everything we can to make our services as affordable as possible. The cost of any dental service can vary from person to person based on a number of factors, including:
- the type and severity of any dental issues discovered during the exam,
- the type of treatment required, and
- the specifics of any dental insurance coverage.
Your dentist will provide you with an outline of your cost following your initial consultation. In addition to working with most dental insurance carriers, we also offer flexible payment and financing options for qualified patients.
How Does Professional Teeth Cleaning Protect My Oral Health?
Regular professional cleanings are the cornerstone of good oral health and are essential for keeping your teeth bright and your gums healthy. While regular brushing and flossing do a good job of removing the food debris, plaque, and bacteria from our teeth and under the gums, it is impossible to remove all of it. Over time, the plaque can harden, and the bacteria can attack your tooth enamel to cause cavities and get under the gumline to cause periodontal disease. The only way to get rid of built-up plaque and calculus is with a thorough professional cleaning. We recommend twice-yearly cleanings for most of our patients. If it is been a while since your last cleaning, call our office to schedule an appointment.
Do You Offer Periodontal Treatment?
The majority of adults have some degree of gum disease, and periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Gum disease occurs when bacteria from plaque and calculus get below the gumline. During the early stages, you may notice that your gums appear red and swollen. You may also notice increased gum sensitivity and minor bleeding when you brush and floss. If not treated, the bacteria can attack the ligaments and other structures that hold your teeth in place. When this happens, you may notice your teeth shifting slightly. You may even experience painful infections or tooth loss. If you experience any symptoms of gum disease, you should contact our office right away for prompt gum disease treatment. Our dentists can use specialized cleanings and other techniques to improve your gum health.
Should I Be Worried About My Chronic Bad Breath?
Chronic bad breath, a condition known as halitosis, can affect your self-confidence and lead to embarrassing social and professional situations. Bad breath is often caused by the foods that we eat, beverages that we drink, or even smoking. In many cases, a good brushing and an over-the-counter mouthwash will solve the problem. For about 25% of Americans, however, bad breath symptoms can become chronic. Our dentists can determine if your bad breath is caused by decay, poor oral hygiene, or other issues. We can then prescribe a personalized treatment plan using professional cleanings and other specialized treatments to help you control the problem. Call today to schedule an appointment.
Where Can I Go for an Oral Cancer Screening?
Oral cancers can develop on the lips, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, cheeks, sinuses, and throat. Since most forms of oral cancer do not cause any symptoms during the early stages of the disease, they can easily spread to other parts of the body and become life-threatening. We recommend that anyone over the age of 18 have periodic oral cancer screenings. Our dentists will automatically check for signs of oral cancer during your initial exam by visually inspecting the inside of your mouth. The process is noninvasive and only takes a few minutes.
Developing a long-term relationship with a dentist is the best way to enjoy a lifetime of good oral health. If you have been putting your dental care on the back burner, call today to schedule a dental exam in Camp Crossing with one of our skilled dentists. Our staff will do everything possible to ensure your comfort and provide you with the treatment that you need to reclaim your oral health.