Preventive Dental Checkups & Cleanings
In essence, the point of preventive dentistry is to avoid the need for more extensive dental treatment. Most dental issues (like gum disease and cavities) are progressive, meaning they grow increasingly worse the longer they are left untreated. Through routine dental checkup and cleaning appointments (which you should attend at least once every six months), your dentist can help you prevent most dental issues from developing in the first place.
During Your Visit
A checkup describes a thorough examination of your oral cavity, including a visual inspection as well as digital X-rays and an intraoral camera when necessary. Searching carefully for signs of potential trouble, Dr. Patel or Dr. Strickland will be able to spot early warning signs and help you design an appropriate treatment plan to avoid permanent dental damage. Using advanced digital imaging technology, we can spot signs that may not be visible to the naked eye, and can even perform more extensive oral cancer screenings during every visit.
The other part of your routine appointments will entail a comprehensive cleaning, during which your hygienist will carefully remove all traces of plaque and tartar from every surface of your teeth. As a product of different kinds of oral bacteria, plaque and its calcified form, tartar, are the leading causes of cavities and gum disease – the most common chronic dental health issues today.
Call Active Dental Today!
Dr. Kalpesh Patel and the talented staff at Active Dental believe when you live healthy, you smile healthy, and we make every patient feel as though they are family. We want you to look forward to visiting our office. In addition to the highly-personalized treatment we provide, our office is also packed with amenities (like Netflix during your treatment!) and is designed with a strong focus on patient comfort.To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel, call Active Dental at 972-556-0600. We also proudly welcome patients who come from Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Irving, and all surrounding communities.12:37 pm