Preventative treatments save you money, time, and discomfort. Regular visits to a dental office for exams and cleanings allow doctors to use minimally invasive treatments. Regular scalings, screenings and exams can detect disease and conditions like Gum disorder before they become harder to treat or cause irreversible damage to your teeth and gums. Let’s look at a few preventative treatments as examples.
Dental Cleanings and Exams Untreated gum disease eventually leads to gum tissue recession and loss of jawbone density. By undergoing routine cleanings, one can remove plaque and tartar buildup before it contributes to gum disease. Periodontal disease is a leading cause of tooth loss . If your tooth requires extraction, you will probably desire a quality prosthetic to restore oral function. Dental implants, bridges, and crowns are effective replacements for missing teeth, but they are all far more expensive than the cost of regular dental cleanings.
Remember, most health insurance policies cover cost of dental exams and cleanings. Why? Because health insurance providers know that prevention and early treatment are far more cost-effective than neglect and long term treatments.
Dental Fillings One common treatment often performed is cavity fillings. The procedure is minimally invasive and pain-free. A small cavity filling is also affordable. If a cavity goes untreated, it will continue to grow. Root Canal Therapy Once the infection reaches the vulnerable inner pulp of a tooth, only root canal therapy or tooth extraction can stop the infection from spreading further. An advanced cavity can be extremely painful, and even effective treatments can result in mild discomfort. Root canals are often followed by the placement of a dental crown. While we are proud to provide these critical restorative treatments, they can often be prevented by addressing tooth decay early on.
Tips for Avoiding Expensive Dental Procedures
Dentistry is not expensive, but neglect of your teeth can be. To enjoy the full benefits of modern dentistry, dentists recommend taking these proactive steps.
Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush
Use a fluoride toothpaste
Reduce sugar intake
Eat a nutritious, plant-based diet
Schedule regular dental visits every six months for cleanings and/or exams
Don’t put off dental treatments
Schedule a visit if you have an aching tooth. Do not delay at all!
As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. To schedule your appointment with us please contact Partha Dental today !