Preventing a problem from happening in the first place is much easier than having to get it fixed later, and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to your teeth! Using the services listed below, Dr. Lively can help you catch and treat minor dental damage and decay as soon as possible so it can’t turn into a bigger problem later, ensuring that your smile stays healthy and your dental appointments remain short. To schedule an appointment with us so we can safeguard your smile, contact us today.
Preventive Dentistry – Mangum, OK
The Key To Staying Cavity-Free
Why Choose Us for Preventive Dentistry?
- Hometown dentist with over 20 years of experience
- Patient comfort is priority #1
- Faith-based atmosphere
Checkups & Cleanings
While routine brushing and flossing are essential to your long-term oral health, the fact of the matter is that your tools at home simply can’t clean every single surface in your mouth. As a result, plaque can slowly build up in hard-to-reach areas without you even knowing it, leading to decay and cavities.
The only way to effectively clean these trouble spots is to be taken care of by one of our excellent hygienists. Using advanced tools and their trained eyes, they’ll make sure your smile is spotless, protecting you from cavities while also giving your teeth a nice polish.
These appointments will also allow Dr. Lively to examine the hard and soft tissues of your mouth, looking for any signs of cavities or wear and tear. If he sees a problem, he can help you take care of it right away, giving you one less thing to stress about.
Gum Disease Treatment
While much of dentistry is focused on the teeth, there is another component of your smile we can take care of here at 333 Dental Care—your gums! Your gum tissue helps support your teeth and even protects the sensitive enamel located around the roots. If plaque and bacteria are allowed to build up along the gum line, they can actually develop an infection called periodontal disease, better known as gum disease.
Early symptoms of gum disease are subtle. You might notice a little redness or swelling, but over time, it can lead to gum recession, persistent bad breath, loose teeth, and ultimately tooth loss.
That’s why we will take a close look at your gums every time you come to see us. If we spot a problem, we can use a special dental cleaning called scaling and root planing to remove the infection. After that, we can put you on an oral care regimen that will ensure the harmful bacteria never come back.