Preventive Dentistry is based on the practice of all those methods, treatments and techniques that are associated with protecting tooth surfaces, or teeth in general that are prone to damage. In certain cases, professional dental surgeons can determine which patients are at a greater risk of developing caries as well as periodontal conditions, and provide the necessary care required to halt the process from occurring.
Preventive Dentistry is also termed as dental prophylaxis; and it generally includes procedures such as Preventive Resin Restorations, application of Fissure Sealants and professional cleaning of the teeth (Scaling). All these procedures can help the patient maintain better oral hygiene and protect the teeth from damage.
Dr. Michelle Mendoza at Lake Pointe Dental conducts a comprehensive examination of the oral cavity which may be comprised of gingival evaluation, screening for suspicious lesions, probing surfaces of the teeth to detect cavities, as well as specialized radiographs. Once the examination is complete, the dentist will advise you about the most suitable preventive approach if required.