Dental checkups may seem like an unnecessary expenditure of your time if your smile looks and feels healthy, but they are highly important to the longevity of your dental health. Dental checkups, which comprise of a dental exam and cleaning, can reveal undiagnosed dental problems that otherwise would not have been discovered until they reached a more advanced stage.
Many dental issues, including gum disease and tooth decay, are asymptomatic in the beginning. A patient could feel perfectly healthy during this time. However, as the problem progresses, it can begin to manifest itself through pain, swelling, discoloration, inflammation, gum recession, and even tooth loss. The more advanced the problem becomes, the less conservative treatment will be, which is why we strive to address these issues as quickly as possible.
Dr. Fisher and Dr. Bergevin and our team provide thorough and gentle dental checkups, and encourage our patients to visit our office at least twice a year. During these visits, we will closely examine your teeth and surrounding tissues for any developing problems. If needed, our dentist will offer a full review of your treatment options and provide a recommended course of action. We will also perform a gentle teeth cleaning to ensure you leave our office with a polished, fresh-feeling smile.
You are welcome to contact Fisher Distinctive Dentistry at 360-876-0445 today if you have any questions about receiving a dental checkup in Port Orchard, WA, or would like to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you maintain optimal oral health!