During your routine dental appointment with Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Tant, our hygienist will thoroughly clean all surfaces of your teeth with a small, metal tool. Our hygienist will then floss your teeth, polish them, and apply fluoride. When the cleaning portion of your appointment is complete, Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Tant will perform a dental exam in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
During your dental exam, our dentists will examine all surfaces of your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gingivitis, and other oral health problems. It is important to detect and diagnose dental problems early, when they are easier to treat. To help them examine your teeth more thoroughly, our dentists may decide to take X-rays of your smile. This will help them to see clearly dental issues and areas of your mouth which are difficult to examine with the naked eye. If any dental issues were found, our dentists will recommend one or more treatments to remedy them. Our dental team will ensure that you understand all of your treatment options so that you can make an informed decision. As part of the dental exam, our dentists may also diagnose a lifetime treatment plan.
Feel free to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.