Orangeburg, SC Preventive
At Edisto Dental Associates, we believe that the most effective way to prevent major oral health issues and disease is through preventive care. While routine oral hygiene habits such as flossing and brushing daily can protect your smile from harm, we also know that regular check-ups with your dentist are important. That’s why we offer preventive dentistry in Orangeburg, SC. Trust our team to provide the preventive dental services that will keep you and your family’s smile healthy and vibrant!
What is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is simply any habit or treatment that keeps your smile healthy. Dental services are labeled as a “preventive” service when they prevent issues such as gum disease, oral disease, decay, enamel wear, etc.
Even routine habits such as flossing daily, brushing twice or more a day and rinsing with mouthwash can be considered preventive dental care. Our team provides professional preventive treatments that, when paired with at home oral hygiene habits, can keep your mouth healthy for longer and will ensure that your smile stays youthful and bright for years to come. For more tips on how to keep your smile healthy between visits, check out more information from American Dental Association’s website.
Our Preventive Dental Services
We provide a wide array of preventive services that keep oral health problems at bay. Below are some of the services that we provide for patients of all ages:
Our prophylaxis treatment is our professional cleaning of the teeth. It provides a thorough cleaning and removal of tartar and plaque. We offer this service for all ages: infants, children, and adults. We provide this service at every checkup and suggest that you undergo this treatment twice a year.
Sealants are a service that is primarily used for our younger patients, however, we frequently suggest that some adults take advantage of this treatment as well. Sealants are thin, plastic coverings that protect the back molars from decay. This treatment effective prevents cavities in patients of all ages and oral health needs.
6 Month Recare
Our team believes that truly effective dental care begins with regular dental check-ups. We know that the best results and healthiest smiles are achieved when patients visit us every 6 months. Our team makes the scheduling easy for you with a friendly reminder call when your 6-month check up is due.
Teeth Sensitivity Treatments
Many patients often report sensitivity in their teeth. This can cause pain and discomfort during daily activities such as drinking or eating. To treat the sensitivity, our dentists will inspect your teeth to determine the cause and severity of sensitivity. The treatment we provide will vary case by case but can be as simple as a desensitizing toothpaste or as comprehensive as a gum graft. Whatever your needs, trust that we offer the service that will treat the problem and relieve the pain associated with teeth sensitivity.
During our comprehensive exams, our dentists will review your medical history, take necessary x-rays and examine your oral structures. All this will help our team spot problem areas and treat them, prevent future oral health problems and also diagnose for issues you may not even be aware of.
X-Rays/CT Scans for Implants/Panoramic X-rays
We provide safe and effective X-rays for our patients. We believe that X-ray use should be utilized only when necessary and not as a routine regiment. We also provide CT scans that are vital for effective placement of dental implants and increases the chance of the procedure’s success.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Gum disease is a common oral health disease and affects your overall health. We provide the services that will prevent this disease. However, if you come to us with gum disease, we have treatments available and the experience available to treat the disease and restore the health of your gums.
Halitosis is simply the medical term for bad breath. Many people suffer from halitosis, which can be a sign of other dental issues. We provide effective treatment that will not only seek out the issue behind your bad breath but will also treat this problem so that you do not have to suffer from it.
Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
This procedure is simply a deep cleaning of the gums. It is considered a periodontal therapy and is used to treat gum disease before it develops into a more serious stage, such as periodontitis. Our skilled dentists perform this procedure with skill and precision to cut down on discomfort and speed your healing time. With our scaling and root planing treatment, your gums will be restored to optimal health in no time.
While we can professionally care for your teeth every 6 months, once you leave our practice, your oral health is in your hands. We provide education on how to care for your smile and how to brush and floss effectively.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Statistically speaking, oral cancer kills one American per hour, 24 hours a day. This is an alarming number and is often attributed to the fact that there are very few warning signs during the early stages of the disease. This is why our team is committed to providing screenings for oral cancer. We can catch the disease early with our screenings, saving you time, money, your health, and your life!
Accidents happen. When you suffer an accident that involves your smile, trust us for fast, effective and safe emergency dentistry. We also leave time open in our appointment scheduling for patients who are in need of emergency treatment.
Sedation Dentistry for Dental Anxiety
Many people fear the dentist. However, our sedation dentistry offers patients who suffer from dental anxiety an easy, comfortable way to relieve their fears. Our sedation dentistry is safe, fast acting, extremely effective and allows for relaxing dental treatment every time.
For more information on our Orangeburg preventive dental services, visit our office or call us today at (803) 531-1601. Check out this page for a complete list of our dental services. We look forward to keeping your smile healthy and young looking for years to come!