Dental Checkups & Cleanings in Louisville
At Remmers Dental, our first and foremost obligation is to preserving your oral and dental health. But in order to fulfill this obligation, we must have your help. We need you to come see us! That’s why your Louisville dentist recommends twice yearly dental cleanings and checkups. These visits not only allow us to give you a cleaner smile and a fresher mouth, but they are also an opportunity for us to monitor your oral health and hear from you.
During your dental cleaning in Louisville, one of our skilled dental hygienists will thoroughly clean each one of your teeth, removing plaque, bits of tartar and those annoying surface stains before they have a chance to penetrate the enamel of a tooth and cause a stain in the dentin layer below.
By removing plaque from between your teeth and along the gum line, we can keep gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, from developing. If there are spots that have tartar—hardened plaque—then we also can remove those with handheld scraping instruments. If not removed, tartar may lead to the second phase of gum disease called periodontitis, a more invasive condition that causes gum recession, bone deterioration, loosening teeth and eventually tooth loss if left untreated.
A Dental Checkup in Louisville
In addition to cleaning your teeth, the hygienist and your dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, your gums and your entire oral cavity. During this exam, our team is searching for the early warning signs of trouble: a soft spot on the surface of a tooth that may indicate the beginning of a cavity, gum pockets that are enlarged can be a sign of gum disease, a worn filling or crack in your tooth may indicate a dental crown is necessary and so on and so forth.
In addition, we’d like to take digital x-rays at least once a year. Digital x-rays use a fraction of the radiation necessary with traditional radiographs. Moreover, they give your Louisville dentist a clear visual of problems happening below the surface of your teeth and below the gum line.
A dental exam at Remmers Dental also includes a screening for oral cancer. We’ll look inside your mouth for sores that haven’t healed, red or white scaly patches, and lumps in or on any soft tissue. When found early, oral cancer is highly treatable and curable, making your biannual checkups a matter of oral health and overall well being.