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Common Dental Procedures Most People Have at Some Point

Posted on 2/20/2017 by Jolie
An elderly woman undergoing a dental examination.
When you go to the dentist, you get most of the same procedures. You get an exam, a cleaning, some x-rays, and maybe a filling. However, there is more to what your dentist has to offer than those things.

Here are a few things that you will likely experience at some point during your time at your dentist's office.

Typical Dental Procedure You Should Expect

One dental procedure that is typically done along with your exam is a screening for oral cancer. Not that you would be able to tell the difference between this screening and your exam, because they are one procedure for the most part. They will look around for discoloration, different textures, and lumps or bumps that should not be in your mouth.

Another common procedure is root scaling and planing. Since most adults in the United States have some stage of gum disease, going in for this type of deep cleaning is becoming quite routine. It involves your dentist cleaning the root of your teeth by way of cleaning below your gum line. This is usually done with some analgesic, but not always, since not everyone experiences discomfort during the procedure.

You can expect to have some type of sealant put on your teeth while in the dentist's chair, too. These are put on to help protect your teeth from debris that can easily get caught in the crevices of your teeth and turn into tooth decay.

When you go to your dentist, there are a lot of different procedures that you could get. These are some of the most common, and something that your dentist likely performs every single day during the week. If you want to find out more of the procedures that your dentist can provide, contact our office today!

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