We recommend that our patients visit our office every six months for an exam, x-rays, and dental cleaning. During routine dental visits, we screen patients for bite problems, tooth decay, cavities, and oral cancer. Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn are dedicated to helping patients maintain their oral hygiene. They can examine your teeth and gums to create a treatment plan that works with your specific needs. Receiving dental care in our Charleston, SC dental office helps ensure that small dental concerns do not quickly become severe problems.
Visiting Our Dental Office
Routine dental care in our Charleston dental office allows our dentists to:
- Fight Decay and Disease: Dental cleanings can remove plaque that irritates the teeth and gums. If we find any early signs of infection or gum disease, including swollen, red, or bleeding gums, we can begin preventative care. Antibacterial rinses can remove harmful bacteria while scaling and root planing provides a deep clean around and beneath the gums.
- Freshen Breath: Food particles that get stuck between teeth or buildup on the enamel can cause halitosis or bad breath. Brushing and flossing twice a day as well as receiving professional dental cleanings can help prevent bad breath. If you find that you have chronic halitosis, contact our office so we can find the source of your problem. Tooth decay and gum or dental infection may be the cause.
- Find Dental Problems: During routine visits, we use modern dental tools and techniques to thoroughly examine the teeth and gums. Our examinations allow us to find any developing dental problems as soon as possible. Finding these problems early on allows us to prevent them from worsening. We can prevent gum inflammation from turning into gum disease and tooth decay from becoming cavities.
Schedule a Dental Consultation Today
Have you been away from the dental chair for over a year? Request an appointment at West Ashley Family Dentistry online. If you are a new patient, call West Ashley Family Dentistry at (843) 371-5480. Current patients may call (843) 571-7951. Let us know if you have remaining questions about your treatment. We will be happy to assist you.