Your dentist, together with the rest of the American Dental Association (ADA), suggests that you have dental check-ups twice for each year. Of course, more than half of the population would skip these check-ups all together. Why should one spend time and money in visiting the dentist when the very same feels perfectly fine? Below are some of the reasons for why you should never neglect visiting your dentist:
Prevention of gum diseases.
It’s not just your teeth which your dentist takes care of; they are also in charge of ensuring that your gums are as healthy as they can be. Gum diseases develop over time and very slowly at that. And when it comes to the frequency of these dental disorders, gingivitis is one of the most common dental conditions there are. Your dentist will find this, if you have it, early, when it is easy to treat, when you get dental check-ups
Some of the signs and symptoms of gum diseases include swollen and red appearance of the gums, easy tendency to bleed and tenderness when touched. Gum diseases develop as a consequence of plaque formation along the gumline which is toxic to the gingival tissues. When not treated right away, gingivitis can lead to more serious conditions such as periodontitis, which can destroy the underlying bone tissues along with the gingival tissues.
Detection of cavities.
If you are one of those people who believe in the idea that the development of cavities will immediately bring about pain, then you are sorely wrong. Cavities are crater-like formations on the surface of your teeth, and for as long as they haven’t irritated the nerve endings found at the very heart of each tooth, cavities won’t hurt one bit. On the other hand, it’s only when the cavities begin to hurt that you know that you are in serious trouble.It is very important to avoid cavities and the best way is regular dental check-ups.
When you begin to develop toothache as a result of cavities, then there is a chance that your dentist may have to do a root canal procedure in order to get rid of the pain while still preserving the tooth. Basically, pain is already a sign that worse things have happened. On the other hand, when you regularly visit get your dental check-ups, then he or she would be able to screen you for the presence of cavities and treat the condition before the cavity develops even deeper in the tooth. Cavities can be treated with a simple and routine drill-and-fill procedure which is notches less invasive and painful compared to the root canal procedure.
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