Don’t believe us? Check out the statistics:
- In the US, a fourth of all elderly men and more than a fourth of all elderly women have had ALL their natural teeth removed.
- If you’re between the ages of 35 and 44: 27% of this population has untreated dental decay.
- An even greater percentage in this age group have gingivitis: 52% of men and 45% of women. Gingivitis carries many risks. As the gum tissue wears down, the bacteria destroys the underlying bone supporting the teeth.
What are Common Procedures When You Make a Dental Appointment at a Clinic?
Here we list a few of the common procedures we do in the clinic at Penn Dental Medicine. It’s important to make a dental appointment at a clinic as a preventative measure even when you aren’t experiencing pain or discomfort so you can receive an initial evaluation to assess your overall dental health. Depending on the condition of your teeth, you may be required to have one of the following procedures: