A complete, thorough dental examination lays the foundation for effective treatment planning, and no one know that better than Dr. Polansky, your general dentist in Cherry Hill. In fact, he authored a book entitled The Art of the Examination, which is the required reading for dentists pursuing postgraduate study at the Dawson Academy and the Pankey Institute for Continuing Dental Education.
It’s recommended that people of all ages undergo a comprehensive dental exam in Cherry Hill every six months. During your checkup, Dr. Polansky will:
With the DIAGNOdent laser, Dr. Polansky can catch spots of decay earlier than ever before. It’s a small, handheld device that uses concentrated light and a digital readout to give us a better, more thorough picture of what’s going on in your mouth.
The majority of Americans are dealing with some level of gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in people over the age of 35. Regular periodontal evaluations are important for early diagnosis and treatment when the condition develops. In its earliest stages, gum disease can be reversed with extra-diligent cleaning.
Oral cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, with one person dying of the disease every hour in the US. One reason for the high death rate may be the fact that oral cancer usually isn’t caught until its later stages. Encourage early detection by undergoing an oral cancer screening every year. Using a VELscope, a special light that identifies oral lesions that require follow-up, Dr. Polansky performs the oral cancer screening alongside your six-month exam.
Dr. Polansky will also take a look at how your top and bottom teeth fit together to catch any malocclusions requiring orthodontic treatment. Problems with the bite can result in nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism), sleep apnea, and painful issues with the jaw.
You may have forgotten about that crown or silver filling you had years ago, but Dr. Polansky will check in on all existing dental work during your comprehensive examination. No dental restoration will last forever, and regular attention will help to ensure potential problems are caught and attended to early, before major work is required.
Problems with the TMJ can cause difficulty using the jaw as normal, with problems eating and speaking comfortably developing as a result. Chronic headaches, facial and ear pain, and even tingling extremities are associated with a dysfunctioning TMJ. Dr. Polansky examines the health of the jaw joint during your comprehensive examination, and will make recommendations as needed.
When was the last time you visited Dr. Polansky for a comprehensive dental exam? Don’t forget that he wrote the book on this aspect of dentistry -- literally.
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