Most patients are familiar with their routine dental cleaning, but a regular check up with your dentist is important to maintain your oral health as well as your overall health. Patients in Cincinnati can trust the comprehensive care of Fennell, Yoxthimer, and Associates, DDS to maintain their health.
What is Comprehensive Dental Care?
Comprehensive dental care typically consists of a routine oral health exam and professional cleaning. This is conducted to ensure there is no dental decay or gum disease, checking for defective restorations and to screen you for other oral health concerns.
What is a Comprehensive Dental Check-Up Like?
Your dental check-up is conducted by a dentist and a dental hygienist. A hygienist will examine your teeth and gums and note any potential problems for your dentist to review. They will then clean and polish your teeth to remove any built-up plaque and stains. X-rays may also be taken to check for developing cavities and monitor your dental history overall. Following this, your hygienist can answer any questions you have about your oral hygiene.
Your dentist will also further examine your entire mouth, head, and neck area to evaluate your overall health, as well as x-rays if taken. They will check for problems including:
- Swelling and tenderness of the lymph nodes
- Spots, lesions, cuts, swelling, or growth of the soft tissues in the mouth
- Signs of gum disease, such as red or swollen gum tissue
- Whether your bite is properly aligned
- Signs of cavities and soft or weakened enamel
- Damage to crowns and bridges, dentures, fillings, or braces
Who Needs Comprehensive Care?
Comprehensive dental care is critical to your oral health, but it can also be useful in detecting health conditions and concerns throughout the body. All patients should receive comprehensive dental care. Before your appointment, be sure to disclose any health concerns you may have with your dentist or dental hygienist.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule your routine dental appointment, call Fennell, Yoxthimer, and Associates, DDS in Cincinnati at (513) 631-6600. Our office can also be reached online, and you may request your appointment through this form.