Checking for cavities is not the only reason why you should be going to a dentist. This is because it’s not just about checking your oral health but also your overall well-being. Many diseases that affect your body display early symptoms in the mouth. Moreover, the bacteria that are present in the mouth can create problems throughout your body.
General dentistry definitely involves visits to the dentist to allow him or her to make an assessment of the overall state of health in your mouth. However, it also involves screenings for oral cancer, evaluations for periodontal diseases, removal of the tartar and stains on your teeth and regular x-rays.
General dentistry is also about maintaining your fillings, restorations and a healthy smile. Restorations are generally believed to last long, but they won’t last forever. Replacements or repairs are sometimes necessary. It is our job to ensure that your oral health is in good condition so you have the ability to keep your teeth and smile with you for a lifetime.
Emergencies can occur despite regular oral hygiene visits to the dentist. Don’t ignore a single problem with your teeth. Call us right away because it could be the difference between saving and losing a tooth. 214-547-1010