CARIES RISK ASSESSMENT
Plainsboro Dental Services provides caries risk assessments to determine your level of risk for tooth decay and to help our dentist develop a treatment plan to prevent you from experiencing severe decay in the future. Please call us at 609-716-7100 to make your appointment with Dr. Priti Dagli and learn more about caries risk assessment in Plainsboro, New Jersey.
While tooth decay may not seem like a big problem, it can cause serious damage to your teeth when left alone, sometimes to the point where a tooth extraction or extensive restoration is required before you can regain a healthy smile. Caries, also known as tooth decay, is the most common infectious disease in humans. Over time, it can cause a localized destruction of hard dental tissues. Our caries risk assessments are designed to check your teeth for dental decay and other diseases on multiple levels. We use a variety of tools and detection methods to carefully evaluate your current oral health and test the bacteria levels of your mouth. Our dentist will also interview you about the risk factors in your current lifestyle, such as diet and oral hygiene.
Our dentist will recommend one or more prevention or management treatments depending on your level of risk. These treatments may include fluoride treatments, modifying your oral hygiene routine, changing your diet, or receiving dental sealants.
Remember, the best way to treat tooth decay is to prevent it. We strongly advise that you practice good oral hygiene at all times to reduce the likelihood of developing dental decay.
For more information on tooth decay, and to schedule your caries risk assessment, please contact our office today.