What’s the Cost of Not Getting Routine Dental Care?
According to experts, the majority of those serious dental issues you fear most are 100% avoidable with routine oral care.
This includes brushing and flossing on a daily basis, but it doesn’t stop there.
If you want to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life… and put an end to your nightmares of root canals and dental drills… then you also need regular check-ups about 2-3 times per year.
During your check-up, the dentist will check for cavities as well as plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky bacteria that can be removed with brushing, but once it hardens into tartar, you cannot remove it with brushing and flossing.
This is a problem that can lead to oral diseases.
This is a focused beam of X-Ray particles through bone which produces an image on special film, showing the structure through which it passed. This gives the familiar black and white images that doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems. X-rays are a necessary part of the diagnostic process, and not to use them could lead to undiagnosed disease. Without an X-ray of the whole tooth, and supporting bone and gum tissues, there is no real way to detect infection or pathology that requires attention.
In our office we use digital radiography which allows us to take X-rays using 50-70% less radiation versus conventional X-rays. This digital technique also allows us to enhance the images for better diagnosis of any dental concerns.