Dental checkups include a professional teeth cleaning, dental exam, and X-rays. Dr. Watkins recommends that you have a basic teeth cleaning in San Antonio, Texas, every six months.
During your checkup, our hygienist will clean each of your teeth using a small metal tool. Then the hygienist will floss your teeth, polish them, and apply fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that prevents tooth decay. It makes your teeth stronger and more resistant to decay. Our dentists will check your teeth and gums for signs of decay, gingivitis, and other dental health issues. Our dentists may decide to take X-rays to get a closer, more complete look at your smile. If any problems are found, our dentists will discuss a treatment plan with you.
If you experience any dental pain or a dental emergency, we urge you to visit our office as soon as possible. The following symptoms are problematic and need to be looked at by our dentists:
- A lost permanent tooth
- Loose permanent teeth
- Sore, red, or swollen gums
- Gums that bleed easily when you brush and floss
- A chipped, cracked, or broken tooth
- A toothache
- Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
We invite you to contact W Dental Group today to learn more and to schedule your next visit!