Tooth decay may not always seem like a big problem, but if left alone it can severely damage your teeth, sometimes to the point where extractions and intensive restorations are required to help you regain your smile and your oral health. New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry provides caries risk assessments to determine if you are experiencing tooth decay, and help our dentists develop treatment plans that will prevent future decay. We welcome you to contact us at 603-672-6546 to learn more about caries risk assessments in Amherst, New Hampshire, and schedule an appointment with our caring dentists.
Dental caries, also known as tooth decay, is the most common infectious disease that affects humans. The word “caries” is used to describe both the disease process, as well as the result of the decay. Over time, dental caries can result in localized destruction of hard dental tissues. A caries risk assessment is designed to check for dental decay and diseases on many different levels. There are a variety of tools and detection methods for this assessment. When you receive a caries risk assessment, our dentists will carefully evaluate the current state of your mouth, interview you about any risk factors, and test the bacterial balance in your mouth.
Depending on your level of risk, our dentists may recommend one or more prevention or management treatments, including fluoride treatments, modifying your oral hygiene routine and your diet, or dental sealants. We recommend that you maintain good oral hygiene at all times to prevent the likelihood of dental decay.
For more information on dental decay and caries risk assessments, and to make an appointment at our office, please call us today.