Importance of Regular Exams
We are committed to preventive dental care. It is important to have a checkup every six months. You may not be aware how most dental problems start small but develop rapidly. We can help you prevent or cure dental problems at an early stage with proper treatment.
A regular checkup is an effective method of controlling these problems before they become severe conditions:
- Dental Cavities
- Plaque Buildup
- Leaked or Cracked Fillings
- Bad Bite
Serious conditions start as treatable problems
Plaque originates when a sticky film of food and bacteria constantly forms on your teeth. Plaques can harden in as fast as 24 hours to become tartar. This can be difficult to remove even with proper brushing and daily flossing. The result is tartar buildup.
Inflammation that makes gums swell and bleed is known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is caused primarily by plaque and tartar buildup. If gingivitis is left untreated, it can cause periodontal disease, which is an infection, causing receding of gums, bone loss, and sometimes loss of tooth.
The bacteria present in plaque, also causes tooth decay. A small cavity can easily be restored, however when it reaches the softer dentin layer of the tooth, it can grow into the pulp chamber very rapidly, resulting in pain and further infection.
Neglected and worn down fillings can lead to added decay. There is an urgent need for early treatment; otherwise it will increase your chance of needing root canal treatment and crowns.
Missing and misaligned teeth contribute to jaw joint problems such as pain and soreness, trouble on opening and closing your mouth, and earaches.
Regular checkups allow us to treat problems early
To prevent these dental problems from developing into serious conditions, we highly recommend two yearly checkups or checkup once every six months. Regular cleanings allows us to impede tartar from collecting on your teeth. During your regular visits, we will conduct a complete exam to inspect your gums, search for cavities, check your restorations, measure bone levels close to your teeth and examine your bite.
Save money and time on dental treatments by undergoing regular exams as the best preventive measure to progressive dental problems.