Going to the dentist can be nerve-wracking for a lot of people, so they tend to avoid making regular visits and wait until they have a problem. This can cause a lot of problems with your teeth that could be avoided if you make and keep a regular dental appointment.
A regular dental appointment will help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You will get a regular check up with your dentist where they can detect problems that need to be fixed, such as cavities. If a cavity is left untreated, it will grow and get much deeper. It can cause damage to the root of your tooth and you might need a root canal. Sometimes, teeth can become infected and a painful abscess can form around the tooth. This can cause an infection that needs to be treated with antibiotics.
At your dental appointment you will also have your teeth cleaned. This will help remove plaque and buildup that has formed on your teeth. They will also check your gums to make sure they are healthy and free from disease. Gingivitis is the most common form of gum disease and it can cause bad breath, gums to recede, teeth to become loose, and it can cause your gums to bleed. Gingivitis is completely preventable with regular dental care.
You can also discuss with your dentist any issues you have been having with your teeth at your dental appointment. Your dentist can help you with many issues, including tooth sensitivity, tooth discoloration, bad breath issues, jaw pain, and tooth grinding. You will be able to feel good about your teeth and you can feel confident about your oral health.
If you are looking for a great dentist with a friendly staff, call us today at Hickory Distinctive Dentistry to schedule a dental appointment. We accept most insurance plans. We are committed to our patients and we will do everything we can to make your visit comfortable.