After careful consideration of the latest CDC and government recommendations, we have made the difficult decision to close our office for all patients with general dental needs until Monday, March 30th, 2020; however, we will open for emergency patients on an as-needed basis. Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry is committed to flatten the curve and slow progression of this illness in our community. We have enforced extra measures to ensure our office is a safe environment and we are proud of our daily infection control, but we also recognize the importance of practicing social distance and reducing public exposure. 

During this time, we remain committed to serving your dental needs. Our office is scheduled to open on Monday, April 6th, 2020, but should anything change with our schedule, our staff will keep you updated. Stay well and help those around you who are in need!  Dr. Kai, Dr. Obeid, and staff

Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry

What to Expect During Your Dental Exam

October 24, 2016
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Posted By: Dr. Kai Liang
A Woman Sits In The Dental Chair | Alpharetta GA Dentist

Attending your regular dental appointments has never been more important because we now understand how periodontal (gum) disease is related to other health concerns in the body such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. You will be screened for periodontal disease and other oral health concerns during your exam with your dentist in Alpharetta, GA. Here's more information on what else to expect during your regular dental checkup.

Oral Cancer Screenings

We don't typically hear too much about oral cancer, however it affects many Americans each year. Because there's not a lot of pain associated with oral cancer at first, it often goes undetected until its more advanced stages, making treatment less effective. When you visit Dr. Kai Liang every six months, he'll screen you for oral cancer in order to detect it in its earliest stages.

Dental X-rays

X-rays are typically taken once per year to give Dr. Liang an inside perspective of your teeth and bone. With x-rays he can monitor changes in the health of your bone, jaw joints, and teeth. X-rays also allow him to see issues such as tooth decay very early on. With early detection, many patients can often reverse the effects of tooth decay.

Periodontal Screenings

During your six-month checkup, we'll actually measure the health of your gums to ensure that there are no signs of recession or gum disease. The good news is that gum disease detected in its early stage called gingivitis can often be effectively managed with a thorough professional cleaning and improved home care, and even reversed in some cases.  Because gum disease affects your overall health and well being, it's important to be proactive about regular checkups.

At Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, we're proud to be your partners in achieving and maintaining optimum oral health, and this is why we recommend that you visit us every six months or twice per year. Prevention is the key to maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile for a lifetime. Contact our office today to schedule your next appointment.

 

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