Treatments We Can Recommend During An Exam

What kind of feedback will you receive during your next dental exam? Hopefully, the updates about your teeth and gums are all positive. If problems are found, the good news is that they can be addressed promptly so that there are no complications that you have to deal with at a later date. Our Ankeny, IA dental practice is ready to help you stay on top of your smile care needs. We can provide important feedback about the state of your oral health during a routine visit, and we can also discuss any oral health services that we can provide to address active concerns. Whether you need to do something about gingivitis, problems with the health of a tooth, or even a behavioral issue like nightly teeth grinding, we can offer meaningful solutions!

Addressing Cavities With Lifelike Restorations

Issues with cavities will affect many individuals at least one time. Unfortunately, even those who feel they do well at keeping their teeth clean can learn they have problems with decay that will have to be treated. When these issues are caught early, it can actually change the experience that you have with restorative dental work. A cavity that stays undetected until it becomes painful can do considerable harm to your tooth structure, which can make the placement of a dental crown necessary. However, when the problem is caught in time, a dental filling can be used instead, saving more of your enamel and making treatment more conservative.

Providing A Deep Periodontal Cleaning Instead Of A Typical Cleaning

Typical professional teeth cleanings only focus on care above the gumline. To address problems with gingivitis, we can recommend something different. With a periodontal deep cleaning, we remove bacteria that are present on your roots. In doing so, we can clear away harmful materials that are responsible for your infection. This can give tissues time to recover and stop you from experiencing more advanced difficulties with gum disease.

Tending To Problems With Persistent Teeth Grinding

When we evaluate your teeth, we look for more than just cavities. We can also look out for the early signs of wear and tear from bruxism. People who have problems with bruxism can grind and clench their teeth throughout the night. In doing this, they cause problems that can lead to serious enamel trauma. We can make plans to provide a custom guard for you to use in order to separate your teeth and protect them against further trouble.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist To Schedule Your Next Exam!

The more consistent you are with dental exams and cleanings, the less likely you are to have a serious problem develop and threaten your smile. If you need to book an appointment or discuss an active problem, contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.