A) Introduction Restorative dentistry is the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures and the rehabilitation of the dentition to functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual.
B) Why Regular Dental Check Up ?
If you think that there is no need to consult a dentist unless you are experiencing pain in your gums, think again. Many dental problems may appear, without any obvious signs. By going for regular dental check-ups, your dentist will be able to help you detect any dental problems early.
What happens during a dental check-up? During the check-up, your dentist will examine all parts of your mouth and face.
- The teeth will be checked for decay, faulty fillings, cracks and wear.
- The gums will be checked to ensure that they are healthy. Bleeding gums are signs of gum disease.
- Bones, cheeks, tongue, palate and other parts of the mouth and face will be examined for any unusual swellings or surface changes.
Will X-rays be taken? Dental X-rays will be taken if your dentist thinks they are needed. They can be very helpful in detecting dental problems which may not be apparent during the clinical examination. Discussion with your dentist After the examination, it is important that you follow up with a discussion with your dentist. Your expectations, needs, and most importantly any anxiety that you may have should be brought up so that your dentist can understand you better. If you have any medical problems, its effect on your oral health and treatment will also be explained. Together, you and your dentist can decide what needs to be done; how and when to do it and of course, the cost of doing it. To maintain good oral health, remember to visit your dentist at least once a year! Dental checkups provide:
- advice and guidance
- early detection
- timely treatment
Remember, teeth are meant to last a lifetime, regular dental check-ups are important to achieve this.