Everyone should be visiting their dentist every six months to a year for their routine dental appointment. The problem is, according to Tariq Drabu, most people tend to cancel or postpone this appointment as they are not in pain and therefore don’t feel it necessary. Depending on your overall oral health, your dental professional will pre-book you an oral examination for six months or twelve months and this is one appointment that should never be missed.
Each oral examination involves a thorough examination of the head, neck, mouth, teeth and gums. This is what you can expect at your next routine appointment, according to Tariq Drabu, a leading dentist, specialist oral surgeon and owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice.
Each tooth will be thoroughly examined by the dentist to identify if there are any cavities or problem areas that could lead to potential problems later on. With your teeth being examined, you are able to take measures now to fix the tooth, which can save you money in the long run.
According to Tariq Drabu, catching tooth decay early can reduce the risk of the patient potentially losing the tooth moving forward. It can help the dentist put an effective treatment plan in place to preserve the tooth without delay.
Gum disease is a serious concern in the United Kingdom, according to Tariq Drabu. He mentioned that every adult will experience gum disease at some point, but the severity will vary based on their overall oral health routine that is carried out at home.
According to Tariq Drabu, most people will experience gingivitis, which is a mild to moderate form of gum disease which results in red and swollen gums and often bleeding while brushing. It is periodontal disease that is the biggest concern, this serious gum disease can result in tooth loss if ignored.
Oral cancer is a growing concern throughout the world and according to Tariq Drabu, there are just shy of seven thousand new cases being diagnosed in the United Kingdom each and every day. During your routine examination, your dentist will identify if there are any signs of oral cancer, so you can be sent for screening without delay.
As with most cancer cases, catching the cancer in the early stages can increase life expectancy considerably.