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At Southard Dental, our Tulsa dentist Dr. Southard is a proponent of preventative dentistry, and an experienced general dentist. When patients have healthy oral hygiene habits and attend regular six-month dental checkups, potential oral health issues can be diagnosed and addressed while they’re still minor – or even in time for them to be reversed.
Dental cleanings and exams are the most important aspect of preventative dentistry. With comprehensive oral exams and regular teeth cleanings, we can keep your mouth healthy with preventative dentistry. Preventative care includes x-rays, deep brushing, polishing, plaque removal, fluoride treatments, sealants, x-rays, and preventative screenings.
Periodontal disease refers to any infection of the gums. When plaque builds up on the gums and is not removed, it hardens and calcifies into “tartar”. Tartar is full of bacteria which attack the soft gum tissue, resulting in inflammation, pain, and bleeding. If you are experiencing multiple symptoms of periodontal disease, contact a restorative dentist right away. Dr. Southard is an expert in restorative care and is one of the premier dentists in Tulsa.
If you are experiencing headaches, stiff jaw muscles, and are having difficulties sleeping, you may have TMJ dysfunction, or “TMD”. There are many different options for TMJ treatment. Whether you are suffering from a serious form of TMJ or a more minor case, there is a treatment option for you. At Southard Dental, Tulsa dentist Dr. Southard can help you get your life back to normal and minimize jaw pain, discomfort, and dysfunction.