The main goal of preventative dentistry is to protect oral health against issues that may arise over time. There are a variety of steps that can be taken to reduce the risks of needing restorative care.
Prevention is the best type of treatment. Dental sealants prevent food and bacteria from getting into the little nooks and crannies of your teeth. A dental sealant is a paste or gel that is placed on your tooth by a dentist which hardens to create a strong coat over your tooth. Usually, it is made of a specific type of plastic material, but sometimes other materials are used.
Root Canal Therapy
Despite popular belief, a root canal procedure actually doesn’t hurt at all. If pain is felt, the root cause is actually an infection in the tooth. The purpose of the root canal therapy is to eliminate that pain. Dr. Hall takes extra care to make sure you are comfortable and pain-free during a root canal treatment and all dental procedures. With 34 years of experience, he knows how to comfort even the most anxious patients and make the entire process as simple as possible.
Oral Cancer Screening
Every dental examination includes an oral cancer screening. The screening is quick but thorough, and painless. It involves an examination of the following areas:
– Back of your throat
– Floor of your mouth
– Roof of your mouth
If the dentist finds something unusual you may be referred to another office for further testing or re-examined later to see if there have been any changes.
Why Preventative Dentistry?
Along with at-home treatments, it is important to visit a dentist regularly. Even with the utmost care and attention paid on the part of the patient, there is no substitute for the knowledge and experience of dental professionals. After 34 years in the dental industry, Dr. Hall has developed a keen sense for recognizing symptoms and warning signs that may turn into issues later on. It is not uncommon for our team of highly skilled professionals to notice an issue that the patient was not aware of.
Dr. Hall takes pride in providing his patients with all the facts on hand. He believes that the best way to prevent issues down the line is through education. With all of your options in front of you, you can then decide what you would like to do to achieve your desired results. Though the choice is yours to make, you are not alone! Dr. Hall will answer any questions you may have and educated you on the potential pros and cons of the options.