General Dentistry Specialist

Village Dentistry of Leesburg

Cosmetic Dentists & Periodontists located in Leesburg, VA

If you’re looking for a dentist, consider Dr. Shahla Ranjbar. Men and women in the Leesburg, Virginia, area love the warmth and kindness they get whenever they visit Dr. Ranjbar at Village Dentistry of Leesburg. From routine exams to tooth restoration, she can handle all of your basic dental needs in one place. If you’d like to meet Dr. Ranjbar in person, give the clinic a call to set up a consultation.

General Dentistry Q & A

Village Dentistry of Leesburg

 

Why should I go to the dentist?

Going to the dentist is the best way to screen for and prevent oral health issues, especially those that don’t have any symptoms. Catching issues early creates the best outcomes, and regular cleanings help prevent many issues.

Dental care is an important factor in overall health since the mouth can affect other parts of the body. For example, researchers have found a link between gum health and heart disease, demonstrating a relationship between your teeth and other systems in the body. That’s why routine dental visits are a vital part of total-body health care.

You should let your dentist know if you’re having issues with your mouth, such as:

  • Notable sensitivity to temperature
  • Bleeding, swelling, or pain in the gums
  • Bad breath or a foul taste in your mouth
  • A suspicious sore in your mouth that doesn’t go away
  • Dry mouth

How often should I go to the dentist?

Most dental insurance plans cover two cleanings per year. However, the American Dental Association (ADA) released a statement saying yearly checkups may be sufficient for those without any risk factors for periodontal disease. Those with periodontal disease or who carry risk factors for the disease should see their dentist more often.

Risk factors for periodontal disease include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Genetic predisposition

Your dentist should determine how many cleanings and checkups you need based on your current health status, history, and genetic factors.

What happens at dental checkups and cleanings?

At your checkup, a staff member takes you back to an exam room where you lie comfortably on an adjustable dentist’s chair. A dental hygienist provides a thorough teeth cleaning. He or she removes plaque and screens for gum disease. Then, he or she polishes and flosses your teeth with professional-grade products.

Dr. Ranjbar may order X-rays to get an inside look at your teeth. She also checks for cavities and performs an oral cancer screening. If she finds an issue, she discusses diagnosis and treatment plans with you and schedules follow-up care.

If you’d like to start seeing a personable dentist in a relaxed, welcoming environment, give Village Dentistry of Leesburg a call.