A busy lifestyle can certainly make time pass quickly. Before you realize it, you may find yourself due for another dental cleaning and exam. Skipping a professional cleaning and exam could be costly in numerous ways. We suggest scheduling your next appointment prior to leaving our Glendale Heights Dental office , to prevent missing a cleaning.
Regular dental check-ups can prevent oral diseases (such as decay and periodontal disease) from developing. Routine exams allow us to find early signs of mineralized plaque (tartar), which can cause extreme damage to your teeth and gums. Other dental problems such as dry mouth, loose fillings, and impacted wisdom teeth can also be discovered and treated to prevent worsening dental problems.
The sooner dental problems are detected, the less costly and invasive the treatment will be. At your exam, our doctor will screen for early signs of gum disease, decay and oral cancer.
During early stages of gum disease, a non-surgical deep cleaning is able to treat mild to moderate conditions. However, severe cases of gum disease may require gum surgery. Cavities also benefit from early detection. Cavities can damage and infect the pulp of the tooth. Pulp infections require root canal therapy. When a cavity is left untreated for a longer period of time, the affected tooth may become severely damaged may require an extraction. Regular check ups with our Glendale Heights IL dentist prevent costly treatment such as extractions and root canals from being needed.
Please visit us more than twice a year to keep your smile stronger and brighter. We look forward to seeing you soon. Contact the Glendale Heights dentist to schedule your routine dental exam today!