Preventive Dentistry in columbus

At Pawlus Dental, our team emphasizes the importance of preventive care. From regular six-month cleanings to periodontal care and dental sealants, we do it all at our office. Contact us now for an appointment, and get the preventive care you need in Columbus.

Why Is Preventive Care Important?

Preventive care is the best way to catch potential oral health issues like cavities and gum disease early. This is important because at-home care is not always enough to eliminate your risk of these dental diseases, and they are usually impossible to spot on your own until they’ve progressed and become much more serious.

With preventive care, you can keep your mouth healthy, eliminate the risk of further complications, and save time and money by avoiding treatments like fillings for cavities, or deep cleanings for gum disease.

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Cleanings & Oral Exams

Routine teeth cleanings and oral exams are the cornerstone of preventive dentistry. The process begins with a comprehensive cleaning from a dental hygienist. Your teeth will be scaled to remove plaque and tartar, polished with a gritty paste, and then flossed to remove any remaining debris. Then, our Columbus dentist will examine your mouth for any signs of common dental health issues. X-rays may be recommended, in some cases.

If you see us every six months for a cleaning and a comprehensive oral exam, you can improve your oral health and fight back against common oral health issues like cavities and gum disease. Our team can also provide you with tips about at-home oral care, and answer any questions you may have about your oral health.

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants consist of a layer of plastic resin, which is applied directly to your tooth in a liquid form. This resin is hardened with a UV light, and creates a strong barrier that fights back against cavities. When properly applied, sealants can protect against cavities for up to 10 years.

Laser Therapy

Our Solea soft tissue laser empowers our team to provide gentle, minimally-invasive treatment for gum disease, gum reshaping, soft tissue biopsies, and much more.

Periodontal Care

If you think you may have gum disease in Columbus, we are here to help. We offer a variety of periodontal care treatments at our office, including deep cleaning (scaling and root planing), gum grafting, and gum flap surgery.

Oral Cancer Screenings

We offer oral cancer screenings as part of every six-month check-up at Pawlus Dental. We use a Velscope oral cancer screening device to check for potential signs of oral cancer. This handheld scope uses fluorescent light to identify oral cancer before it can be detected by the naked eye. In addition, we offer tissue biopsies. If we notice an issue, we will use a gentle laser device to remove the tissue and send it for further screening, providing you with peace of mind.

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