Routine preventive care is one of the easiest ways to preserve your teeth, gums, and smile. At A&M Dental Arts in Manalapan, New Jersey, general and family dentist Manisha Singh, DMD, offers various preventive services, including oral exams, gingivitis care, dental sealants, and screening for oral cancer with the VELScope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System. To take the first step toward improved oral health, book an appointment with the online scheduling tool, or call the office today.
Preventive care is a branch of dentistry that uses checkups, oral exams, and preemptive screenings to detect potentially serious oral health problems.
Early in their development, gum disease, bone loss, and cavities rarely present symptoms. Regularly attending appointments at A&M Dental Arts can alert you before they threaten your well-being.
At A&M Dental Arts, Dr. Singh offers a variety of preventive care services, including:
An oral exam is an outpatient procedure that detects cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. During an exam, Dr. Singh uses a handheld mirror to assess the condition and appearance of your teeth, gums, tongue, and cheeks. If she notices anything unusual, she can order a biopsy or recommend further testing.
Digital X-rays use low amounts of radiation to ensure patient safety. They provide detailed photographs of your tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar bone, allowing Dr. Singh to detect problems that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
In addition, digital X-rays can help guide treatment, as well as the placement of restorations. Each exam room at A&M dental arts is equipped with a digital X-ray machine.
Gingivitis causes your gums to become red, swollen, and irritated. When detected early on, it’s possible to treat and reverse with good oral hygiene. If you have a more serious case of gum disease, Dr. Singh might recommend periodontal treatment like scaling and root planing or antibiotics.
At A&M Dental Arts, Dr. Singh provides oral cancer screening with the VELScope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System. VELScope is safe and entirely non-invasive. It’s an optional treatment that anyone can request at a routine dental cleaning.
If you or your child has a history of cavities, Dr. Singh might recommend dental sealants. Sealants are thin protective coatings applied to the surfaces of your molars or premolars. They provide an extra line of defense against food particles, plaque, and harmful bacteria.
Professional cleaning is an outpatient procedure that removes plaque and tartar from your teeth and beneath your gum line. After removing the buildup from your teeth, Dr. Singh polishes and flosses them and applies a fluoride treatment if necessary. You can significantly lower your risk of cavities and gum disease by undergoing a cleaning twice a year.
If you want to maintain healthy teeth and gums, it’s important to participate in preventive care once every six months. Routine exams and screenings provide an easy and effective way to detect potentially serious problems when they’re most responsive to treatment.
To further explore preventive care, request a consultation at A&M Dental Arts. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office today.