How A General Dental Checkup Can Protect Your Teeth And Gums
Posted June 29, 2016 by Wager-Evans Dental
What does it take for you to see your dentist? Are you someone who will ignore tooth pain for as long as possible, or are you more proactive in seeking treatment? It is recommended that you go in for a checkup with your dentist every six months, unless you are told to follow a different schedule. These appointments make it easier to ensure that you undergo preventive and restorative dental work at appropriate times, and are less likely to find yourself in need of more consequential work.
Early detection and treatment is preferable to waiting until a problem is too severe to dismiss, especially when it comes to treating a cavity. If you want to avoid a root canal treatment, see your dentist regularly. A routine exam can turn up a small cavity, one that has not necessarily caused you discomfort yet. When the decay has only enjoyed a relatively minimal spread, you can typically have your tooth restored with a filling. However, delaying a visit increases how likely you are to have that cavity cause problems in the center of your tooth. These are the sorts of cavities that call for a root canal.
Your dentist cares about your teeth, just not exclusively. Your gums are also vital to your overall oral health, and catching a periodontal problem before it becomes serious is important. In the course of a routine appointment, if your dentist sees that your gums are infected, you can receive a Perio Tray, which will help battle back against that infection.