Visits to the dentist include more than just “checking teeth.” While patients who wear dentures no longer have to worry about dental decay, they may have concerns with ill fitting appliances or mouth sores to name a few. Annual visits to the dentist (or sooner if soreness is present) is recommended. During these visits, an oral cancer screening and head and neck exam will be performed as well as an evaluation of the fit or need for replacement of the existing appliances. Regular visits can help you to avoid more complicated problems down the road.
- I have dentures. Is it necessary for me to still see my dentist?
- I am undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation for cancer treatment, how can this affect my mouth?
- Why do I have to take antibiotics before my dental appointment?
- I just found out I am pregnant. How can this affect my mouth?
- I have diabetes. Why is my dentist concerned?