If you have not had a complete dental exam over the past year, it is time that you did so. Dental exams are an important part of your overall health care. Enjoying good health requires not only taking care of your body, but taking care of your teeth and gums as well. In fact, if there are problems in the mouth, such as infections, they can actually spread to your body. So if you cannot remember the last time you had a comprehensive dental exam, it safe to say that it is time that you saw our Tarzana dentist.
At All Smiles Family Dentistry you will be able to see our expert and highly-trained dentist in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Our dentist, Dr. Robert Khanian, will be happy to see you and provide you with a thorough dental exam. First you will have a complete set of x-rays taken. Afterward your teeth will be examined for any signs of cavities or problems. Then your gums will be examined for signs of gum disease, present or developing. You will be screened for oral cancer. And, your jaws and teeth will be examined for any types of alignment problems. If there are any problems found, such as a cavity, our Tarzana dentist will tell you about his findings and let you know about any treatment options. For example, if he finds a cavity on a front tooth, he will most likely let you know about our tooth-colored composite fillings that will make it impossible for anyone to detect that you have had a front tooth filled.
If our Tarzana dentist determines that you have some level of gum disease, he will let you know about his finding and then make certain recommendations. If your gums are showing some signs of advanced gum disease, he may recommend a scaling and planing periodontic deep cleaning procedure that can be done in his office. This procedure is pain-free and uses local anesthesia. Sometimes gum problems can easily be treated by having two closely-spaced professional dental cleanings over the course of a few months. If hardened tartar collects on your teeth it cannot be removed by any amount of at-home brushing or flossing. Hardened tartar can only be removed by professional dental cleaning instruments. Professional teeth exams and cleanings both hold the key to healthy gums and teeth. If you would like to meet with our Tarzana dentist, Dr. Khanian, contact us today at All Smiles Family Dentistry for an appointment.