You are probably no stranger to the dental term early detection. It’s something we bring up quite consistently, particularly when we are talking about preventive dentistry and doing our best to help you avoid problems altogether. While you may appreciate this idea, having a solid understanding of the who, what, where, when, and why behind all of this can help you take it to heart (and put it to good use).
Who Needs It?
Everyone needs early detection. It provides every single person with a safety net against the complications that can come with neglected oral health.
What Does It Mean?
Early detection means keeping a close eye on your oral health over time with the use of consistent preventive checkups, so we may detect a problem right away (rather than once it has had time to progress).
Where Will It Happen?
If it occurs, it will happen at our practice, while you are in the dental chair. Keep in mind that this refers to finding something wrong with your oral health or “detecting” it. If your smile remains healthy, then there’s nothing to detect.
When Does It Occur?
It occurs during your six-month dental checkup when a problem has arisen. It could be the beginning of tooth decay, the onset of gum disease, the early breakdown of a tooth, the first signs of abnormal changes to the lining of your mouth, or any other disorder of your teeth, gums, or supportive tissues.
Why Do I Need It?
You need early detection because it allows you to quickly receive necessary treatments, thereby sidestepping complications, costly treatments, complex care, and potentially life-threatening side effects of an advanced oral disease.
How Do You Do It?
We look at your smile, we ask you questions about your smile, we take advanced images of your oral structures, and we closely track your dental health. As a result, we will recognize a sudden change right away.
ABOUT YOUR TYLER, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Tyler, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Tyler, TX, office today at (903) 215-8223. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Longview, TX.