Going to see your dentist for a routine visit may not be very high on a list of things you want to do, but for those who realize the benefits they reap from these visits, it is high on the things they need to do. If you put off dental visits, you are missing out on the many benefits you could be receiving from these visits. If you are in the Novi, Michigan area and need to see a dentist for a routine appointment, please consider scheduling an appointment with Dr. Rekha Mahajan and the friendly team at Mahajan Dentistry. Dr. Mahajan welcomes you into her office for an examination and cleaning, during which any necessary dental treatment plan can be developed.
While a visit to the dentist can cause fear or anxiety in some, there is no need to be afraid. Dr. Mahajan provides gentle and compassionate dental care to her patients. When you see a dentist for a routine visit, there are two components to the visit. First, an examination will be performed, during which your teeth, gums, tongue, and mouth will be looked at. During this examination, your dentist will be looking for any signs of decay, gum disease, and other oral health concerns. X-rays may be taken as well.
Once the examination has been completed, your teeth will be cleaned to remove any plaque or tartar buildup. Your dentist will provide a treatment plan if it is needed for any oral health issues which may have been detected during the examination. If it has been a long time since you have been to the dentist, you may be jumping up to schedule an appointment after you hear about the number of great advantages and benefits you will get from these regular visits.
When you think of seeing the dentist, you may associate them with your teeth. The truth is that your dentist looks at your entire oral situation. A dentist’s primary concern while performing an oral exam is to detect any early signs of dental health issues. Treating tooth decay in the early stages can prevent worse damage from occurring in the future, resulting in a treatment such as a more invasive root canal. A significant portion of the US population is currently suffering from various dental diseases that they have no idea about. Many dental health issues do not present themselves in physical symptoms. One such example would be oral cancer. Your dentist can spot early signs of so many different oral health issues and prevent them from becoming worse.
One benefit you may not think about when it comes to a visit to the dentist is the education they can provide to patients who may not be properly informed on the best ways to care for their dental hygiene. There are too many people who brush once a day and never floss. While this is better than never brushing, it can (and likely will) lead to dental health issues down the road.
Your dentist can help guide you toward an at-home dental hygiene routine that keeps your teeth, gums, and mouth in excellent health—developing good habits such as brushing after meals (or twice daily) and flossing once a day will help your fight against bacteria. Some patients require a more personalized routine developed. Seeing your dentist for routine checkups will make sure the health of your mouth is monitored regularly, allowing your dentist to educate you on the best ways to care for your mouth.
Picking up your telephone and scheduling an appointment with your local dentist will immediately open the door to a healthier mouth. The team at Mahajan Dentistry welcomes you to come in for a visit and meet Dr. Rekha Mahajan and her friendly staff. Even if you have experienced dental fear and anxiety in the past, Dr. Mahajan would love to speak to you and try to quell these fears while explaining all the benefits you could be taking advantage of with routine dental visits. To schedule an appointment, please call (248) 971-2200.