General Dental Care
General Dental Care
A regular dental check up is important because we can keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months or as recommended by your dental professional. There are many way that dentist will check up for you,
- Dental Diagnosis.
- X-Ray Exam.
- Scaling Teeth
You should have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months or as recommended by your dental professional. in order to increase the problem that is cause of disease dental and keep you teeth for a long time.
X-rays are a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves. X-ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of your mouth. The images show the parts of your teeth in different shades of black and white. This is because different tissues absorb different amounts of radiation. These X-rays allow dentists to:
- Find cavities
- Look at the tooth roots
- Check the health of the bony area around the tooth
- Determine if periodontal disease is an oral care issue
- See the status of developing teeth
- Otherwise, monitor good tooth health through prevention
- used in the diagnosis and treatment of orthodontic problems.
Types Of X-Rays
1.1) Dental X-Ray – OPG (Orthopantomogram) An OPG is a panoramic or wide view x-ray of the lower face, which displays all the teeth of the upper and lower jaw on a single film. It demonstrates the number, position and growth of all the teeth including those that have not yet surfaced or erupted.
the process of undergoing a cephalometric x-ray is pretty straightforward. Concentrating on the patient’s profile—or side view of the head—the x-ray technician positions the patient according to specific criteria necessary when taking a cephalometric x-ray.
2.1) Bitewing x-ray
Highlight the crowns of the back teeth. Dentists take one or two bite-wing X-rays on each side of the mouth. Each X-ray shows the upper and lower molars (back teeth) and bicuspids (teeth in front of the molars). These x-ray are used to find a badly decayed tooth or see root canal disease that dentist can not see by eyes.
2.2) Periapical x-ray
Periapical x-ray is a radiography showing the entire tooth From the tooth along the root to the end of the root Used to detect abnormal changes in the roots and surrounding bone structures.
Teeth cleaning and polishing
The process for removing tartar is called scaling. During a scaling, the dentist or dental hygienist uses special instruments (ultrasonic and hand scalers, and curettes) to remove tartar and plaque from your teeth, above and below the gum line. you should have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months or it depends on each case.
Fillings help restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal function, and can prevent further decay. Your dentist will consider a number of factors when choosing which type of filling material is best for you.
There are 2 types of materials filling,
- Amalgam (silver) fillings are resistant to wear and relatively inexpensive. However, due to their dark color, they are more noticeable than porcelain or composite restorations and are not usually used in very visible areas, such as front teeth.
- Composite (plastic) resins are matched to be the same color as your teeth and therefore used where a natural appearance is desired.