Costs Of Skipping A Regular Check-Up With Your Addison Dentist

dentist in AddisonWe understand that a busy lifestyle can make time pass quickly. Before you know it, your smile will be due for another cleaning and exam. Skipping a professional cleaning and exam may become costly in various ways. We suggest scheduling your next appointment prior to leaving our dental office in Addison to prevent missing an important cleaning.

Preventive Measures
Routine dental exams prevent oral diseases (such as decay and periodontal disease) from developing. Your regular exam allows our dental team to find premature signs of mineralized plaque (tartar), which can cause extreme damage to your teeth and gums. Other dental problems such as loose filling, dry mouth, and impacted wisdom teeth may also be detected and treated to prevent future worsening dental problems in the future.

Time Matters
The sooner dental problems are detected, the less costly and invasive the treatment will be. During your dental exam, our doctor will screen your smile for early signs of gum disease, decay, and oral cancer.

In the early stages of gum disease, a non-surgical deep cleaning is able to treat mild to moderate conditions. However, intense cases of gum disease can require gum surgery. Cavities also benefit from early detection. Cavities can infect and damage the pulp of the tooth. Pulp infections require root canal therapy treatment. When a cavity is left untreated for a long period of time, the affected tooth can become severely damaged may require an extraction. Regular dental exams with our dentist in Addison, IL  prevent costly treatments such as extractions and root canals from being required.

Visit our office more than twice a year to keep your smile stronger and brighter. Contact the dentist in Addison to schedule your next dental exam today. We look forward to seeing you soon!