If you’re scheduled for a thorough dental exam with Dr. Looze of Southlands Dental in Aurora you can expect just that. The doctor will do a hands on check of all your teeth and any existing dental work. This is to identify the signs of early tooth decay and to make sure that your fillings and crowns are holding up as well they should be.
Some indications of trouble are not so obvious to the naked eye. That is why Dr. Looze will order a complete set of x-rays as a follow up procedure to the initial exam for his first time patients. This fundamental set of radio-graphs will be used as a reference tool to monitor future developments.
Gum disease is an issue for many in the US adult population. Dr. Looze and his assistant will measure the depth from the top of the gum tissue down to where the teeth attach. If any of these “pockets” are deeper that the norm it could indicate the presence of periodontitis. If the evidence is there Dr. Looze may recommend a deep cleaning treatment to remove the bacteria that has been trapped beneath the gum-line.
Some dental treatments involve medications that could be hazardous if combined with certain other medical prescriptions. Dr. Looze will need a medical history including the types of medications you are taking along with the dosage for each.
Be prepared for your dental exam. Arrive on time for your appointment and bring along any required documents or information that the office has requested. Call Southlands Dental @ 720-886-0606.