Dental visits play a very essential role in obtaining and maintaining good oral and general heath. Dental visits are done for preventative and also for treatment reasons and need to be done on a regular basis in order to be effective. You should see our expert dentist, Stephen W. Ritz, DDS at our quality Mount Gilead dental office two times per year for checkups and cleanings.
Preventative care is the best type of dental treatment. Preventing problems from happening in the first place saves you time and money and helps to avoid dental procedures. Seeing your dentist at our Mount Gilead dental office for biannual dental visits is an important part of preventative care and is crucial for your oral health. It’s ideal to prevent dental health problems from developing instead of having to spend time & money and to experience dental procedures that could have otherwise been avoided. Seeing a well-trained, experienced dentist at a practice like ours on a regular basis allows for early detection of dental issues. Early diagnosis is the key to resolving the problems early. If you see your dentist and he finds a minor cavity, he can drill and fill it right away, so it won’t get worse. However, if you wait until it’s a severe cavity, a more invasive procedure may be necessary. If your dentist diagnoses you with early gum disease, it is a lot easier and less expensive to treat than advanced periodontal disease. If it’s detected early, two regular cleanings will be done and would most likely be adequate to resolve it and also to stop the progression of gum disease. This is important because advanced gum disease eventually, would result in tooth loss. Your dental hygienist also plays an important role in preventative care and should be seen every six months when you see the dentist.
If it’s been a while since your last dental visit, don’t hesitate. Contact our Mount Gilead dental office right now to schedule your appointment with our professional dentist, Stephen W. Ritz, DDS.