Dental Check-Ups in Jarrell, Texas
Dentists recommend scheduling a routine dental cleaning at least once every six months for a healthy mouth. If it’s been longer, it’s time to see the dental professionals at Jarrell Family Dentistry.
Cleanings don’t just promote a sparkling, cavity-free smile, but they assist in preventing major dental issues down the road – which can be a huge financial strain for many families.
At Jarrell Family Dentistry, we offer the latest in dental technology for patients of all ages! We are a family-friendly dentist office and new patients will pay just $99 for their first exam, cleaning & x-rays!
At your regular cleaning and exam, the dental hygienist will take special care to thoroughly remove the months (or years) of tough, built-on plaque and tartar. An updated set of x-rays will be taken to give the dentist an accurate picture of how your teeth are doing. After the dentist reviews your x-rays, they will examine your teeth and gums for signs of serious dental problems (such as gingivitis or periodontitis) and perform an oral cancer screening of the head, neck, and throat. Regular exams help ensure you don’t have a dental emergency later.
Cavity Treatment & Prevention
Over 90% of people will have at least one cavity in their life, but many suffer from more. While cavities can lead to further dental issues, they are nothing to fear if you have the right dental team on your side! Our team is committed to helping our patients avoid getting them in the first place by teaching proper dental hygiene techniques. Even with the right tools and habits, cavities can develop. When and if that happens, our dentists are equipped to treat them in a comfortable, modern office setting.
Most cavities are treated with resin or composite fillings, as this is the fastest way to stop the cavity from progressing to further tooth decay. The trick is catching the cavity early, otherwise, other treatment options may be presented (such as a crown). During your cavity fill, we will numb the area around the impacted tooth, remove the decayed portion, and “fill it”. If you do have a cavity that has progressed, we will talk to you about your options.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Our dentists routinely perform oral cancer screenings during your regular cleaning appointment. A quick exam, these oral cancer screenings may help prevent you from becoming one of the more than 50,000 people diagnosed with oral cancer every year. This exam allows the dentist to look inside your mouth and examine your throat and neck for signs of any serious issues. The earlier oral cancer is located and diagnosed, the higher chances are that the affected patient will have a full, successful recovery.