Our preventive services protect against:
- Gingivitis and Gum Disease: Gingivitis is a common form of periodontal disease (disease affecting the oral tissues around your teeth). It’s distinguished by red, swollen, or tender gums around the base of your teeth. Gingivitis shouldn’t be overlooked; it’s important to have it treated sooner rather than later, as untreated gingivitis could lead to more advanced forms of infection such as periodontitis, that can cause bone tissue and tooth loss.
- Oral Cancer: We offer quick, non-invasive oral cancer screenings to our patients at least once a year. Whether or not patients have certain risk factors for developing oral cancer, we encourage routine screenings to provide peace of mind.
- Tooth Decay and Tartar Build-Up: Oral bacteria grows and develops in plaque, the sticky deposits on your teeth and gums. Though proper brushing and flossing should remove most plaque, residual plaque deposits can harden into tartar. This hard, corrosive substance must be removed by a dental hygienist during a routine cleaning. Tartar and plaque can lead to tooth decay, which destroys the protective enamel covering of your teeth. To help restore important minerals found in tooth enamel, we offer concentrated fluoride treatments that take just a few minutes and can significantly reduce your chance of developing cavities.
- Oral Infections: Diagnostic x-rays and examinations by Dr. Michael can catch oral infections before they present symptoms or further damage your teeth and gums. Using x-ray images, Dr. Michael can ensure everything is functioning properly below the gum line.
Schedule your next routine cleaning
Don’t put off the health of your teeth and gums; call our office to schedule a cleaning and routine examination with Dr. Michael or one of our friendly staff members at Gentle Dental Eagan! Call us at 651-452-5511.