Prevention and early detection are the key to avoiding tooth decay and gum disease. A good home regimen, in addition to regular cleanings and exams, can prevent many dental treatments. Our hygienists are available to assist you with your hygiene and management of your gums.
Regular dental cleanings, performed by a registered dental hygienist, are a crucial part of preventive dental care. By removing plaque and calculus, your oral health is enhanced and your risk of gingivitis and periodontal disease are reduced. Your dental hygienist will remove moderate plaque and calculus buildup, or an ultrasonic device to scale away heavier buildup. The cleaning is finished with polishing, a pleasant procedure that cleans the surface of teeth, removes stains, and leaves the mouth feeling clean and refreshed.
No matter how diligent you are in your home dental care regimen, you should still get a dental exam and cleaning at least twice per year. The importance of regular dental exams cannot be overemphasized - dental exams are the cornerstone of good dental health. In particular, regular checkups are essential for early detection of more serious problems. Early detection makes treatment easier, less expensive and more successful and effective.
During your dental exam, our dentist will perform the following routine checks:
Periodontal Disease Treatment and Prevention
- Examine and assess gum health; check for gum disease
- Diagnose any existing tooth decay
- When indicated, take and analyze x-rays, which may reveal decay, bone loss, abscesses, tumors, cysts, and other problems
- Screen for the presence of oral cancer
- Verify the stability of any existing fillings or other restorations
Inform you of all findings and make treatment recommendations
A beautiful smile begins with a strong foundation of healthy gums. Early detection and treatment of periodontal disease can help most people to preserve their teeth for a lifetime. We offer a comprehensive periodontal disease prevention and treatment program because a solid foundation of healthy gums is essential to protecting your investment in enhancements such as crowns, bridges, partials, veneers, and professional whitening.
12 South Dental Studio · Dentist in Nashville, TN · All Rights Reserved
Conveniently located in the heart of 12South, near downtown Nashville, our office is always at the forefront of dental methods and technology to help create beautiful and long lasting, natural smiles. We're committed to providing affordable and quality dental care to our patients while maintaining a friendly and relaxed environment.
Dr. Jon Baese is your Nashville dentist that provides crowns, teeth cleaning, tooth extractions, teeth whitening, dental implants, pediatric dentistry, invisible braces, and so much more. We are happy to file all dental insurances as a service to our guests.
Inlays + Onlays
Inlays + Onlays
2700 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204
2700 12th Avenue South · Nashville, TN 37204 · 615.832.6300