Preventative Care in Apex, NC
Dr. Cordes focuses on preventative care as the cornerstone of his practice.
Consistent cleanings and checkups every six months can help prevent many dental issues from happening in the first place. They also give us the opportunity to consistently monitor your oral health and make you aware of any concerns early on.
Here is what you can expect when you visit our office for preventative care.
Comprehensive and Personalized Care
Every person is unique and Dr. Cordes enjoys taking the time to get to know each patient, which allows him to personalize his or her care.
You will never feel rushed when it comes to your dental appointments. Dr. Cordes will take the time to discuss your goals and concerns about your smile with you so he can make recommendations that will truly benefit your oral health and help you meet your goals.
Cleanings and Examinations
During your cleaning, our hygienist will remove the plaque buildup that contributes to issues like gum disease and tooth decay. We will also take the time to share tips and ideas with you for improving your home care routine.
Dr. Cordes will check for issues such as oral cancer, cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease at every examination. With regular exams, he can detect these concerns in their earliest stages, which helps you take advantage of less invasive and costly treatment procedures.
Your periodontal health has never been more important since we now understand how it relates to your overall health and well being. Thanks to emerging research, we know how gum disease and other health concerns such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke are related. We understand that the bacteria that cause gum disease can also contribute to these other issues by traveling through your bloodstream and vice versa.
Detecting periodontal disease in its earliest stage (gingivitis) gives you a better chance of successfully treating it, and Dr. Cordes will screen you for it at every dental checkup. Gingivitis can often be successfully managed with a thorough professional cleaning and improvements to your brushing and flossing routine at home.
If you find yourself facing periodontitis, which is the advanced stage of gum disease, our team is well equipped to help you. A deep cleaning, called scaling and root planing, will remove the tartar buildup from below your gum line, and Dr. Cordes will monitor your progress with additional cleanings and examinations throughout the year.
Give Us a Call to Schedule Your Next Appointment
Is it time for your next cleaning and checkup? Give our office a call today to arrange your next appointment. We look forward to serving you!