What kind of problems can your Prairie Village, KS dentist spot in the course of your routine dental exam? When it comes to everyday smile concerns, we often think about problems like tooth decay and gum disease. While you should worry about the effects these conditions can have on your smile, there are other issues that can impact your oral health. If you have a lingering issue with pain or sensitivity in a tooth, or if you have swelling in your gums near a particular tooth, your dentist can recognize when an internal infection is causing problems. After recognizing this issue, your tooth can be evaluated to see what needs to be done. You should know that your dentist also looks for any visual signs of possible oral cancer. Because early detection and treatment can have a major impact on your chances for a successful treatment, this early warning can be valuable.
Identifying And Treating An Infected Tooth
Recognizing an internal infection gives your dentist a chance to stop the problem before you experience worsening complications. If an infection reaches your pulp, a root canal procedure can restore your tooth. In a case where the infection is more serious, it is possible that an extraction will be necessary. Fortunately, you can limit the chances of this happening by attending regular dental checkups, where your dentist can identify a problem before your tooth reaches this stage of poor health.
Providing Oral Cancer Screenings During Dental Exams
A visual check for signs of oral cancer can lead to early detection of this terrible disease, and that can lead to early treatment. If a spot of concern is identified during a visual check, your dentist can recommend the appropriate tests, to see if further action needs to be taken.
Appointments With Dr. Browne Can Lead To The Detection Of Advanced Oral Health Concerns
When you go in for care with Robert M Browne, DDS, you can look forward to dedicated smile support that addresses common problems, and significant concerns. Our practice is proud to help people in and around Prairie Village, KS maintain superior oral health. To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.