Your dental health is vital, just like your overall health. But over time, people tend to fall prey to various dental concerns – tooth decay, gum decay, missing teeth, stained teeth, etc., to name a few. It is, therefore, recommended that you visit our dental clinic regularly for dental examination and check-ups not only to treat your existing concern but also as a part of preventive dental care.
In either case, we obtain relevant information from you to design a suitable treatment plan.
How Frequently Should I Visit a Dentist?
We recommend you visit our dental clinic twice a year to maintain your overall oral health. We will carry out a typical check-up of your mouth. After examining your teeth, we may also recommend a professional dental cleaning to remove the accumulation of plaque and tartar and give you a pearly white smile.
After a dental cleaning, we will conduct an oral examination to check your teeth, gums and diagnose your oral health issues. If required, we may also order an X-ray and make a suitable treatment recommendation. Dental check-ups are integral not only to keep your teeth clean but also helpful in treating your concern at the right time.
What is Patient Information?
To decide on a suitable treatment to treat your dental concern, we will learn about your oral health. For this, we collect patient information.
We will want to know if you are suffering from any disease or taking any ongoing medication. Some patients suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes, making them prone to gum diseases. We will use a suitable approach to treatment after knowing about your medical history. This discussion also includes reviewing all the medicines that you are taking.
Current Oral Health
Apart from knowing your medical history, we will ask you about your oral health to find out the dental concern that you may be experiencing. Do not hesitate to tell us if you are suffering from problems like sensitivity, cavity, staining, lumps or bumps in your mouth, swollen gums, etc.
The patient information that we collect also includes knowing about your dental fears. Tell us if you have any fear about an invasive dental procedure or receiving any other form of dental care. We have several pain management options such as sedation, anesthesia, and others to make you feel comfortable throughout the procedure. All these approaches will not only make you relaxed but also minimize your pain.
Please reach out to our dental practice in San Jose or Santa Rosa to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Jamah. Please call us at (408) 578-5911 / (707) 539-6777 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.