Your mouth is a complex and essential part of the body. Tooth decay, periodontal disease and other oral health maladies can have a significant impact on your overall quality of life. The symptoms of these problems can cause discomfort and some treatments can prove rather costly. Fortunately, your twice-annual dental checkup and cleaning at Jeff Jones, DDS is designed to allow our team to examine and address all elements of maintaining good oral health.
The first stage of the checkup involves a thorough dental cleaning performed by one of Dr. Jeffrey V. Jones’s friendly dental hygienists. This will involve removing all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and along the gumline. This will be followed up by a dental polishing procedure to remove minor surface stains from your teeth. If your teeth suffer from more significant staining issues, you might want to ask about your dental whitening options.
While they are cleaning your teeth, the hygienist will watch for signs of tooth decay, gum disease or any other oral health issues. They will note them for Dr. Jeffrey V. Jones’s direct attention. This might also include taking some X-rays to get a clearer picture of the interior of the tooth.
Dr. Jeffrey V. Jones will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth. If Dr. Jeffrey V. Jones detects a problem, he will discuss your treatment options.
If your teeth show signs of demineralization or significant enamel erosion, Dr. Jeffrey V. Jones might recommend having a basic fluoride treatment administered. This will help strengthen your tooth enamel to prevent future cavities.
Dr. Jeffrey V. Jones will then perform a basic oral cancer screening. This will involve an examination of your tongue, neck, cheek and throat to look for any overt signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.
If you live in Dallas, Texas, and you have an oral health concern, you should call 214.824.2130 to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Jeffrey V. Jones.