Regular dental visits allow us to monitor your oral health and look out for signs of any developing problems. Your teeth will be examined to assess if any reparative treatment is needed. Your gums will be assessed for gum disease.
Tooth damage is not always visible to the naked eye and so your dentist will advise that your teeth are examined with radiographs from time to time.
If radiographs are necessary, we use modern digital radiography, which requires less radiation and gives clear images for diagnosis.
We also routinely screen our patients‘ mouths for disease of the soft tissues. This includes but is not limited to mouth cancer. The examination is painless and is included as part of your routine dental appointment.
Good oral hygiene is a vital part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums and can help protect against the need for reparative dental treatment in the future. Dulwich wood Dental promotes a preventive approach to dentistry and our hygienist works alongside our dentists to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum tissues that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. It is most common in adults but can occur at any age.
Developing gum disease can be brought about by many factors such as: poor oral hygiene, smoking, , diabetes, pregnancy, and some medications. There is no doubt that some people are more genetically susceptable than others to gum disease.