How often do you visit your dentist for regular consultations or any dental treatment? It is estimated that 30% of Americans do not visit their dentist for a routine check-up once a year. Keeping the treatment on hold for too long can cost you dearly, both in terms of money and your oral health. Hence, we recommend our patients get their oral concerns addressed immediately and also visit the dentist at least once in 6 months for a routine consultation.

Have a busy schedule

One of the main reasons for individuals to skip their dental visits is due to their tight schedules. But, have you thought about the amount of time you would be wasting later if the condition worsens and requires a more sophisticated treatment procedure? When you visit the dentist during the initial stages of the oral disease, it will hardly take a couple of hours for the dentist to treat it and prescribe medication. But, if you wait for too long, you will eventually have no choice but to spend longer durations in the dentist’s office getting yourself treated. Just think about it. Which one’s better; Getting a filling to cover a cavity or removing the tooth entirely due to a root canal infection?

Nervous about visiting the dentist

Well, we hear this a lot from many of our patients, especially from the younger ones. This is perhaps due to a misconception that all dental procedures are going to be painful. At our dental practice, we take every measure possible to keep you from experiencing pain during the proceedings. During most of the regular treatment procedures, such as fillings, oral cleaning, teeth whitening, etc. there will be absolutely no pain. During some of the more complicated ones, such as root planing, implant placement, we use sedatives to numb your tissues so that you don’t feel the pain. In case you bring your little one to us, and the child is making a fuss, we can give mild sedatives in the form of laughing gas. The sedatives we use are tested safe for use and usually have no ill-effects.

What’s the significance of routine dental visits?

  • Plaque and tartar that have adhered to the surface of the teeth and roots should be removed regularly. If not, the microbes could release harmful acids that erode the enamel and cause cavities. It can lead to gum diseases, as well.
  • The dentist can thoroughly diagnose your mouth and determine the onset of infections if any. Early treatment can arrest the spread of the infection and keep your oral health stable.
  • If you have developed cavities, the dentist removes the decay and restores the tooth with a suitable filling material.
  • If you have any old restorations that have failed, you can get them restored.
  • In addition to these, you can share your dental concerns with the dentist. After a thorough diagnosis, the dentist will suggest suitable treatment to address it.

Reach out to us at (760) 433-9255 or schedule an online appointment, and we’ll be happy to help.

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