Many people wish to avoid the dentist because they have fears and anxiety regarding painful, invasive dental treatments. While we take great care to ensure that patients stay comfortable throughout all dental treatments, the truth is that some procedures are more intensive than others. However, with proper dental care, most patients can avoid the need for these restorative dental treatments. With routine general dentistry services to diagnose and treat the teeth, gums, and jaw, most patients are able to prevent serious oral health concerns. While there are many steps that patients can take to ensure that the teeth, gums, and jaw remain healthy, none are more important for our Edmonton patients than dental exams. Recommended at least twice yearly, dental exams allow Dr. Nathanial Podilisky to keep an eye on patients’ oral health and treat any threatening conditions before they have the chance to fully develop.
Although a dental exam is a routine and pain-free procedure, it still produces anxiety in a great number of patients. Most of this fear seems to stem from the unknown. Even though patients are aware that routine dental exams are recommended, there are many who don’t really know what they involve. A basic dental exam can be broken down into three parts: examination of the teeth, teeth cleaning, and discussion of a dental care plan.
While dental exams are a part of our general dentistry services, in the best-case scenario, these exams are actually preventative dentistry tools. Dental exams help patients to maintain good oral health and allow any dental problems to be diagnosed and treated before they ever turn into a real area of concern.
Routine dental exams are just the beginning of the dental services offered by Dr. Nathanial Podilsky and his staff. If you are concerned with the health of your teeth or the appearance of your smile, we can help you. Schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to discuss your oral health and cosmetic goals. We can help you turn your dream smile into a reality!