Regular dental exams, routinely recommended twice per year, are an extremely important part of preventive oral care. During a dental exam, Dr. Kell and our hygienist will identify gum inflammation or bone loss. Dr. Kell will evaluate your risk of developing tooth decay and other oral health problems, as well as check your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities.A dental exam might also include dental X-rays or other diagnostic procedures. Even if you are not having pain or noticeable problems, this semi-annual checkup is extremely important to your overall health!According to the Academy of General Dentistry, there is a relationship between gum (periodontal) disease and health complications such as stroke and heart disease. Other research shows that more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases (diseases involving many organs or the whole body) have oral manifestations, including swollen gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth and excessive gum problems. Such possible diseases include:
- Oral Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Heart Disease
- Kidney Disease
If you have regular oral examinations, Dr. Kell may be the first health care provider to diagnose a health problem in its early stages.Also, it’s surprising how many people have constant or reoccurring mouth pain and don’t pursue help. You don’t have to live with tooth, jaw, or gum pain! If you trying to hide your smile or are suffering with pain, call us today and we will work together to get your smile back and your pain gone, for good.Call Kell Dental Arts today to make an appointment for your new smile today!