What to expect on your dental recall visit

A dental recall visit involves removal of your tartar, plaque and any stains on your teeth surfaces. Recall visits are essential to keep a check on the gum disease. This is done by controlling the levels of thee harmful bacteria in the mouth.

So, what would you expect when you come in for your dental recall visit? Your recall visit generally involves a session of thorough dental cleaning, polishing, topical fluoride treatment and a dental exam and x-rays if you are due for your x-rays.

The general strength of your gums will decide the kind of treatment required which in turn will decide your recall schedule. The most common recall schedules are:

  • 6 Months Recall- Best suited for people with good oral hygiene and no sign of gum disease.
  • 4 Months Hygiene- It is advised for patients with moderate gum disease and moderate build-up.
  • 3 Months Hygiene- Highly recommended for patients suffering from severe periodontal disease and who have a tendency of having large amount of build-up.

Recall visits are very crucial in the maintenance of the overall oral health. When you come in for regular recall visits, it is easier for the dentist to detect your dental diseases early thereby having the opportunity to offer you a more conservative treatment plan with better outcome.

Posted on by Dr. Ashnaei in Blog

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