Before Problems Occur: Dental Checkups in Charlotte

Taking good care of your teeth is one of the best things you can do for yourself. That means a daily dental health regimen of brushing and flossing, and seeing The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte twice a year for a cleaning and dental checkup.

Dental checkups are all about preventive care – that is, seeing us before any problems occur. Ideally, we’ll see you every six months; that way we can track your dental health, and your teeth will stay cleaner and last longer.

Checkups typically begin with a cleaning from one of our hygienists. We use specialized equipment that does a much more thorough job cleaning your teeth than you can do at home. We can scrape any plaque and tartar from below the gum line, polish and floss your teeth, and look closely for any signs of tooth decay and gum disease.

We also track your dental health with regular dental X-rays. These allow us to see problems that are not visible to the naked eye, such as developing cavities, impacted teeth, and damage to the jaw bone.

If your teeth are in good shape, we’ll thank you for coming in and schedule your next appointment. If we’ve discovered a cavity or are recommending another procedure, such as a wisdom tooth extraction, we’ll discuss and schedule that.

At The Steele Creek Dentist, your dental health is our primary concern, and regular cleanings and checkups are how we stay on top of it. We also offer general and cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-461-0143

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273


Impacted? Wisdom Teeth Removal in Charlotte

Wisdom teeth don’t have much to do with actual wisdom. If they did, not as many people would want them pulled! They’re called wisdom teeth because for most people, they come in during the late teens or early twenties, that time of life when we are supposedly gaining our adult wisdom. At The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte, we’ve made wisdom teeth one of our specialties.

For some people, wisdom teeth are never a problem. Unfortunately, they’re in the minority. Wisdom teeth have a way of coming in crooked, which can crowd the gums and jaws, leading to pain, and even disease.

They are not really necessary, and most people have them pulled. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends having wisdom teeth examined as soon as they come in – even before, through X-rays – to determine whether they should be extracted.

Since they’re way in the back of the jaw, wisdom teeth are the hardest teeth to reach when you brush and floss. Using a long and slender toothbrush can help. But they are still more vulnerable to decay than your other teeth.

Other problems are associated with wisdom teeth. If they don’t come in all the way, and remain covered by gum tissue, they can become impacted. Cysts may form beneath these impacted teeth, which can cause bone loss and pressure on the jaw’s nerves.

So, there are a lot of good reasons to have wisdom teeth extracted. An extraction is a fairly routine procedure. The reason we recommend having wisdom teeth extracted no later than around the age of twenty is that there are fewer complications, because the roots are less developed.

The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte offers wisdom teeth removal. We also offer general and cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and emergency dental care. Make an appointment today.

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-461-0143

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273