If you are interested in keeping your teeth and gums healthy the most important thing you can do is to come in to our dental office for periodic oral exams. Oral exams will not only make sure that your teeth are healthy, but they will also make sure that your entire mouth is healthy – including your gums. If you would like to see our St. Albans dentist make an appointment to visit our well regarded dental practice, Albee Dental Care.
Albee Dental Care was founded by our St. Albans dentist, Dr. Douglas Garczynski. He has been providing exemplary and affordable dental care to our Jamaica residents, and the surrounding community, for more than 25 years. Even with the many advances in dental care the most important tool for preventive dental care is oral exams that are provided at our dental practice. Oral exams are not only important in keeping your teeth and gums healthy – they are also cost-effective. This is because it is much easier to treat a dental problem when it is in the early stages rather than wait until more involved treatment is needed.
Patients having oral exams will have their entire mouth thoroughly reviewed for any oral health problems. You will first have a full series of x-rays taken to make sure that you do not have any developing cavities between teeth, or any problems developing below the gum line. Our St. Albans dentist will then carefully visually examine your teeth. He will check to make sure there are no marks indicating that you are grinding your teeth at night or have problems with TMJ. Our dentist will also thoroughly screen your mouth for any signs of oral cancer. Your bite will be checked to make sure that no bite problems developing, and your jaw alignment will be reviewed as well. The health of your gums will also be reviewed. If it is determined that you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, our dentist will most likely recommend that you have several dental cleanings over the next few months to restore your gums to great health. If you have developed deep pockets between your teeth and gums, you will be diagnosed with gum disease. You will most likely need a periodontal treatment of scaling and root planing to restore your gums to their original state of good health.