Here at Upland Laser Dental Center, we are proud to offer dental examinations and x-rays to our patients.
Regular dental examinations and x-rays are the best way to ensure that you have a healthy smile. We start each examination with a professional cleaning so we are able to examine your mouth and teeth closely. It is our goal to find and correct any problems before they become major ones!
X-rays are used to examine the inside of your teeth. We are hoping to be able to catch any problems that we can’t see with the naked eye! Using radiology, we are able to see which teeth are developing cavities. We may also see some teeth or gum areas that may require some extra work.
Gum disease simply means your gums are infected. It is one of the most common reasons for tooth loss.
Plaque and bacteria start to build up on your teeth. If you don’t brush and floss regularly, they can continue to build up. It is also important to visit your dentist regularly so we can clean the plaque and bacteria that you can’t reach.
There are many signs of gum disease that range from bleeding gums to red and swollen gums, and gums that are starting to pull away from your teeth. Many people have bad breath that they can’t seem to get rid of. As the disease progresses, you may even start to lose your teeth.
Some people are more prone to getting gum disease. These include people who don’t take care of their teeth along with those who smoke or chew tobacco. There are some diseases, conditions, and medications that can increase your risk, such as pregnancy and diabetes.These people should see their dentist more often.
At the early stage, gingivitis, can be eliminated by a thorough dental and proper dental care following the cleaning. Without treatment, periodontitis (advanced gum disease) is common. As the disease continues to get worse, it can lead to irreversible loss of the tissue and bone that supports your teeth.