Regular dental checkups and cleanings are important. Routine dental visits make it possible for us to treat problems in the early stages. During your visit, we check for tooth decay, gum disease, worn fillings and other changes in your teeth and gums.
If you are an existing patient, please let us know if your medical records or insurance information need updating. Tell us about any illness you have or any medications that you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs.
A healthy mouth and a pleasant, confident smile, are an important part of your health. To achieve these goals, we will evaluate and determine the necessary x-rays to ensure that the decisions for your care are based on current and complete information. We believe getting to know you and your personal dental care objectives is important in this process. Our careful approach ensures that unhealthy areas are noted, and a complete plan to achieve optimal health can be presented. This complete plan may be presented at a separate consultation appointment if your case is complex, requiring more detailed analysis. You may then decide how you would like to proceed with your treatment options.
Once a patient’s dental condition has been restored to good health, regular check ups are made to prevent problems from developing unnoticed. A recall exam is an opportunity for us to again thoroughly look at all the areas associated with the mouth, head, and neck area and compare findings to previous records. This exam is often combined with a maintenance cleaning, generally performed once every 6 months.
If you have any pain or some area of concern, Dr. Louie or one of our associates will examine the area in question, and may require some records or additional information, such as x-rays, to arrive at a diagnosis. Then urgent problems will be treated immediately and further treatment options will be explained to you so you can decide on a course of action.