If you are thinking about finding an expert dental practice where you will be able to have comprehensive dental exams, as well as receive treatment for many different types of dental problems, you will want to become familiar with our dental practice, Leeman Dental. Our Great Neck dentist, Dr. Steven S. Lee, is a specialist in all areas of restorative dental care.
At our dental office, we consider dental exams to be the cornerstone of excellent dental health. It is recommended that all patients see our dentist at least twice a year for a dental checkup and cleaning. This way any dental problems that you may be having can be found and treated early. Early treatment of dental problems is not only good for your dental health, but it is also very cost-effective. This is because it is generally much easier to treat dental problems early on, than to wait until they have become more involved and need more advanced care. For example, it is much easier to treat a simple cavity which is just developing, rather than waiting till it becomes a painful tooth problem, possibly even needing root canal treatment by our Great Neck dentist.
During our dental exams, patients receive x-rays, oral cancer screenings and gum disease evaluations. Our x-rays will allow our dentist to see if any cavities are developing between the teeth, or if any problems are occurring underneath the gum line. Oral cancer screenings are very important to have on a periodic basis. If you are having problems with developing oral cancer, the sooner it is diagnosed and treated the better off you will be, and the greater chance of success treatments will have. During our dental exams, our dentist will also perform a thorough gum evaluation. If it is determined that you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, it will most likely be recommended that you have several dental cleanings over the coming months to make sure that your gums return to good health. If it is found that you have gum disease, with deep pockets having formed between the teeth and gums, you may need to have periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. This treatment can also be received at our dental practice. For an appointment to see our Great Neck dentist for a complete dental exam, simply contact us today.