The Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Dental Cleanings and Exams

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If you’re interested in knowing more about your upcoming dental checkup, then you have come to the right blog! Our dentist, Dr. Lara Perry, and dental team understand that many people feel more comfortable in the dental chair if they know what to expect during their appointment. So, to help you prepare for your visit, we are happy to give you the answers to frequently asked questions about dental checkups in New Braunfels, Texas.

Why do I need a dental cleaning and exam?

Dental cleanings and exams are vital for your oral health. They help you deep clean your smile and remove harmful substances that can create major and dangerous dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. Unfortunately, your oral hygiene routine cannot save your smile from every smile-threatening object. The exam can also help you detect and treat dental problems at the early stages of development. This can help you avoid extreme pain and complications, and it can also help you avoid intensive treatment.

What happens during the appointment?

Our dental team will make sure you feel comfortable in the dental chair. Then, we will take a series of dental X-rays so we can see the health and condition of your teeth, gums, and underlying bone. Next, we will deeply clean your smile by removing stubborn plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, flossing the crevices of your mouth, polishing your tooth enamel, and nourishing and strengthening your chompers. During your exam, your dentist will carefully inspect your mouth and X-rays for any symptoms of an issue. Your dentist will also keep an eye out for any signs of oral cancer.

Will treatment hurt?

No, your dental cleanings and exams should not hurt. However, you might feel some pressure and sensitivity, depending on the condition of your smile, but you should not feel any pain. If you are anxious about your appointment, you can talk to our dental team about possibly using a sedative to help you relax.

To learn more about your upcoming appointment, please remember that our dental team at Hill Country Dental is always here to help you. So, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at your earliest convenience. Call 830-500-2100 and let one of our experienced dentists, Drs. Perry, Gomez, and Bennet restore your smile!