Did you know that there are some actions you can take today to help reduce your risk of experiencing a dental emergency tomorrow? That’s right. When you visit your dentist for regular exams and cleanings, also known as preventive dentistry, concerns that could lead to a future dental emergency can be caught before they fully develop.
During a dental exam and cleaning appointment, your dentist and hygienist will be able to detect loose fillings and crowns, cracked teeth, signs of gum infection, and more. And when these are caught early, they are easier and more cost-effective to treat than waiting for them to develop into lost fillings and crowns, broken and lost teeth, and systemic infection.
While visiting your dentist, it’s also a great time to learn about sports guards to protect teeth from impact-related injury and sleep guards to protect teeth from nightly grinding. Your regular checkups are also a great time to learn about the importance of oral cancer screening near you.
As you undergo annual screenings for other health concerns, getting screened for oral cancer is equally important. You may not think about oral cancer as often as other forms of the disease, but studies indicate that oral cancer kills one person per hour on average. Also, like other forms of the disease, oral cancer is often difficult to diagnose at home. Making oral cancer screening a part of your annual wellness exam is as important as other tests you mark on your calendar.
We’re here to answer all your questions and provide full-service dental care – whether it’s for a dental emergency, preventive dentistry, oral cancer screening, or any other comprehensive services we offer.