It’s easy to put off going to the dentist. After all, if you brush and floss every day, do you even need to go? Actually, yes, you do. Avoiding the dentist can have serious consequences. In addition, summer is the perfect time to schedule your next appointment. Let’s talk about why, and what can happen if you skip your regular visit to your dentist near Stafford Township.
Why is Summer the Perfect Time to See Your Dentist?
There’s no time like the present, and it’s summer right now, so summer is the perfect time to call your dentist. Another big reason is that the kids are out of school. This means that by visiting your family dentist, your little one wouldn’t need to sacrifice any time from their education in order to get their teeth cleaned. In addition, your dentist can whiten your teeth at your next appointment. Why not visit your dentist to make your smile look beautiful for the summer?
What Happens If You Avoid Your Regular Checkup?
Cleaning and whitening your teeth aren’t all that happens at your biannual checkup. Your dentist will also examine your mouth for signs of tooth decay and gum disease. The most important way to treat oral health problems is to catch them early. Discovering these issues early can save you time, money, and pain later on.
For example, if you have a small cavity that your dentist notices at your routine checkup, he or she can treat it fairly easily, and without much pain. However, if you avoid the dentist, that cavity could spread to the inner layer of the tooth called the pulp. Once it reaches the pulp, it causes a severe toothache, and usually necessitates root canal therapy. A root canal is much more expensive than a simple filling, and both the procedure itself and the recovery time afterwards take longer. If you skip out on a root canal, the tooth may even need to be extracted. You will probably want a dental implant to replace that tooth so your smiling, eating, and talking abilities aren’t hindered. Tooth extraction and dental implant surgery are significantly more expensive, more painful, and take more healing time than root canal therapy.
Going to the dentist every six months is crucial in saving time and money and avoiding pain. Schedule your appointment today to make sure everything is alright with your oral health.
About the Author
Dr. Robert Young is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry as well as the Academy of Oral Implantology. He is certified in both oral and IV sedation to soothe patient’s dental anxieties. If you haven’t visited your dentist in a while, Dr. Young can make it much easier for you. To learn more click here or call (609)-597-1830.