Dental fillings are used in restorative dentistry to help build a tooth that’s been damaged by decay or trauma back to its original form and function. Without a dental filling, the tooth’s integrity will continue to be compromised, and in severe cases, it may result in extraction.
Exams and Cleanings
During a dental cleaning, the dentist, dental hygienist, or both, will perform a visual assessment of your oral health to look for the conditions mentioned above. But in addition, your teeth will also be professionally cleaned at a level that is impossible to duplicate with at-home products. Why is this so important? Because a professional dental cleaning will remove plaque and bacteria that can lead to gum disease.
Oral Cancer Screening
If you had any signs of oral cancer would you be able to detect and diagnose it? When it comes to diagnosing oral cancer, it can actually be quite difficult. At Beautiful Smiles Family Dentistry, we have the experience, knowledge, and tools needed to properly diagnose oral cancer early, before it has time to progress. Your dentist will look at your gums, cheeks, lips and overall oral health to check for any unusual spots, lesions or risk factors for oral cancer.
Why should a disease of the gums be of concern? Because your gums support your teeth, and when your gums are no longer able to perform their supportive role, the next step is loss of teeth. But worse, gum disease can also do irreversible damage to a patient’s jawbone – and this means that replacing teeth with dental implants can become a more complicated procedure than typical. At Beautiful Smiles Family Dentistry, our number one goal is to preserve your teeth and your mouth’s functionality for as long as possible. This starts with proper oral health care at home, but that care can also extend into our office for professional periodontal treatments in Pompano Beach.