Why You Should Never Miss Dental Visits
We dentists recommend that you visit the your Snellville, Ga., dentist about once every six months for cleanings and exams. If you never miss a dental visit, congratulations! Keep up the great work.
Unfortunately, there a huge population of Americans who do not visit the dentist regularly. A recent Gallup poll who surveyed people in 2013 found that about one-third of survey takers didn’t visit the dentist within the last 12 months. A lot can go wrong if you skip out on your regular dental appointments.
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, give Parkway Dental a call today at 770-676-1122. We have a number of dental professionals who can care for your every dental need. We’re also proud to offer safe and comfortable sedation dentistry to make you at ease in the dental chair.
Today we want to highlight a few reasons you should never miss another dental visit.
Gum disease is Invasive
Gum disease is a serious problem that can hit you with little to no warning. It can spread throughout the mouth quickly. The infection is actually the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. The early stages of gum disease is curable, but the latter stages of gum disease are not curable. You’ll need care for the rest of your life. Advanced periodontitis, the most advanced form of gum disease, can erode the gums and the bone. The infection will actually create an infectious pocket between the teeth and gums, even causing the tooth to become loose in the socket.
We’re trained to identify the early stages of gum disease, and we also provide effective treatment options.
Save yourself money
Keeping your mouth healthy is a great way to save yourself some money. Even if you pay out of pocket for your dental cleanings and preventive, it’s still far cheaper than restorative treatments. A crown typically costs between $1,000 and $1,500, and a bridge can cost thousands of dollars. A full-mouth reconstruction can be tens of thousands of dollars.
Save time in the chair
Keeping your smile healthy is extremely important. The most obvious reason is that you’ll save money on dental treatments and be less likely to experience dental pain.
You also need to keep your smile updated in case you want to undergo treatments like whitening or Invisalign. We can’t tell you how many times people have come to our office for a consultation to whiten their teeth or to begin Invisalign, but we found that they needed immediate care for tooth decay or other problems. Undergoing restorative dentistry before cosmetic dentistry services adds time and cost to your procedure.
We want you to keep your mouth healthy and looking great. Parkway Dental has the resources you need. Call our Snellville, GA dental office today at 770-676-1122 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.