Thursday, 13 October 2016
Routine Dental Appointments – Why You Should Never Miss One
Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon, he is also the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice where he helps patients with their oral health needs on a daily basis. Tariq Drabu mentioned that there are thousands of people throughout the United Kingdom that postpone or even cancel their routine dental check up, something that is imperative to helping them improve their oral health and preserve their natural teeth in the long run.
Improved Oral Health
Your routine dental check up is usually scheduled six months to a year at your last dental appointment, based on your overall oral health. During this dental appointment, your dentist will carefully check your face, mouth, teeth and gums to identify if there are any problems that you need to be aware of. This appointment enables the dentist to see if there is any signs of cavities, breaks or cracks in your teeth. Identifying these problems now and treating them can reduce the need for more invasive measures in the long run, such as root canal treatment or even possibly,removing the tooth completely.
During this appointment, your dentist can also identify what oral health measures you should be taken as a preventative measure against oral decay and disease. He will advise you about flossing your teeth, brushing your teeth and the importance of diet.
Identify Gum Disease
Every adult will experience gum disease at some point in their lives. There are two types of gum disease, the first is gingivitis, which causes swelling, bleeding and discomfort and then there is periodontal disease, a sever bacterial disease that if left untreated could result in tooth loss. Tariq Drabu advised that during the routine dental appointment, the dentist will check the gums thoroughly to identify if there is any sign of gum disease and provide their patients with advice and / or treatment depending on how severe the gum disease is.
The number of new oral cancer cases being diagnosed in the United Kingdom increases each and every year. There are almost seven thousand new cases diagnosed each year and more than two thousand deaths as a result. Tariq Drabu advised that early detection can increase a patients survival rate by ninety percent. During the routine dental appointment, the dentist looks for the signs of oral cancer to ensure the patient is tested and treatment is started without delay.