Having regular dental appointments is important for your oral health. Dr. John F. Lann suggests that patients come in for a checkup at least twice a year. Our dentist will examine your unique smile and determine your unique needs. It is important that you come to John F. Lann, DDS - Round Rock TX Dentist as recommended because our dentist can detect dental health issues early during these visits. If an issue is caught early, treatment will be less invasive and more affordable. If you come in for your regular checkups, our dentist can prevent some issues from occurring in the first place. Having regular dental appointments is also helpful because some diseases have symptoms that appear in the mouth and those can be checked for.
When you come in for your appointment, our hygienist will first remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth. Then the hygienist will floss between each of your teeth. Depending on your needs, dental fluoride may be applied to your teeth. Then your teeth will be polished to give them extra shine.
Our dentist will then examine all of your teeth and your gums for signs of dental issues. X-rays may be taken to get a closer look at the teeth and the surrounding bone depending on the need. An oral cancer exam will also be performed. This is important so that any cancerous tissues can be detected early on, when they are easier to treat.
Our dentist will discuss any issues that were detected with you. A treatment plan will be suggested and explained. Of course, you have the final say about your oral health. If needed, our dentist or hygienist will educate you about proper tooth brushing and flossing. Contact our office to learn more about dental checkups in Round Rock, Texas, and to schedule a visit.