When you come to our office every six months, you’re doing one of the very best things you can for your oral health by ensuring the best opportunity to keep your teeth free of cavities and your gums pink, vibrant, and strong. At the practice of Grant D. Hensley DDS, we are dedicated to promoting the most effective strategies for dental and periodontal well-being.
There are two components to your visit. The first is a thorough examination, which includes periodic x-rays. The point is to find any signs of cavities early enough so that they can be filled, thereby preventing them from growing. Larger cavities put you at greater risk for a toothache and infection, possibly leading to root canal therapy or the loss of the tooth. The second component is our teeth cleaning in Franklin. Having it done means that tartar buildup from any dental plaque that remains after your brushing and flossing is going to to be eradicated. It’s just like hitting the reset button on your oral wellness. There is another key benefit to our teeth cleaning in Franklin. It’s that if you’re exhibiting any indications of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, its effects will be reversed, setting your gums back on course to optimal health. When you consider the consequences of allowing gum disease to continue progressing, the benefits of a cleaning are even more obvious. Late stage gum disease, periodontitis, brings with it signs such as bleeding while brushing, receding gums, frequent bad breath, loss of gum and bone tissue due to inflammation and infection, and even loose teeth. The treatment for it is more complex, too.
While you’re thinking about it, reach out to our office and let us book an appointment for you to come in for an examination and our teeth cleaning in Franklin.