Reliant Family Dental
Reliant Family Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Preventive Dentistry

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We are committed to providing our patients with full information about their dental health and the care we provide.

Your health is important to us, and any time you have a question about our practice or dentistry in general, feel free to give us a call or fill out our convenient online email form.

Check out our selection of questions we are often asked. If your question isn’t answered here or if you need more information, just call!
 

Preventive Dentistry

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Dental x-rays use a very low dose of radiation and provide us with valuable information about what is going on below your gums and underneath the enamel of your teeth. Dental x-rays have always been low in radiation compared to other medical x-rays. We have reduced that low radiation even more by bringing digital dental x-rays to our Evansville, IN dental office.

Digital X-Rays Keep You Safe

At Reliant Family Dental, digital dental x-rays cut your radiation exposure by up to 90 percent and create high-resolution digital images for improved diagnostics. These images make it easy for us to zoom in and highlight specific areas, which we can then show you so you can better understand our recommended treatment plan.

We store your digital dental x-rays in your electronic chart where they are protected by encryption for your privacy. We can quickly send your digital x-rays to other offices should a referral become necessary. We can also easily access them for side-by-side comparisons over time and monitor any dental conditions you have.

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Dental x-rays are a significant investment in your smile and are safe for you and your family! We take only the x-rays necessary to rule out any problems. We can discuss your dental x-rays with you if you have any concerns. If you need x-rays for you and your family, please contact our Evansville, IN dental office today. 

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Part of the care we provide at Reliant Family Dental includes customizing your service based on your needs. Our treatment is never one-size-fits-all because each patient needs something different.

We recommend that you and your family visit our office at least twice each year for routine dental examinations. These examinations allow us to touch base with you about your care, answer any questions or concerns you might have, and perform a thorough exam to make sure your teeth are healthy. With regular examinations, we can catch and treat any developing problems quickly, before they have an opportunity to take hold and cause significant damage. 

Every Case Is Unique

For some patients, visits twice a year may not be enough. This is especially true for patients who suffer from periodontal (gum) disease and are in treatment to improve their health. It may also be true for patients who are experiencing certain medical conditions – such as pregnancy. Hormonal changes can cause changes in your oral health, as well. If you are pregnant, we should check the health of your gums for a common condition known as pregnancy gingivitis. With proper care, we can protect the health of you and your baby. Gum disease during pregnancy can lead to low birth weight and other complications.

Our elderly patients sometimes require more frequent care. Loss of dexterity due to arthritis and oral conditions, such as dry mouth, can put their health at risk when it is most essential!

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For more information on dental examinations, please don't hesitate to contact our Evansville, IN dental office. We look forward to helping you and your family maintain your oral health.

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Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a chronic disease that can severely damage the gum and bone tissue that supports and protects your teeth.

In its earliest stages, gum disease can be easily treated and often reversed by merely improving oral hygiene habits or adding a mild antimicrobial product to your routine. Our hygienists are skilled at determining the treatment that will be right for you.

Once periodontal disease advances past these stages, however, it is no longer reversible, although proper treatment can stop it in its tracks and prevent further damage. It will require constant care and diligence to keep this type of infection at bay because once you have periodontal disease, you will be more prone to flare-ups for the rest of your life. We can help you stay healthy!

Periodontal Disease Linked to Other Health Conditions

Periodontal disease has been linked to many other systemic (and dangerous) health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and some types of cancer. At Reliant Family Dental, we take periodontal disease very seriously, and every examination at our office includes a gum disease screening. Dr. Meunier and our skilled hygienists are also experienced at treating gum disease and will work with you to create an effective treatment plan if you are diagnosed with this condition. So if you think you've got periodontal disease, please don't hesitate to contact our Evansville, IN dental office. 

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