Costs of Skipping a Regular Check-Up With Your Norridge Dentist

Norridge, IL Dentist

norridge dentistA hectic lifestyle can certainly make time pass quickly. Before you realize it, you may find your smile due for another dental exam and cleaning. We suggest scheduling your next appointment prior to leaving our dental office in Norridge to prevent missing an important cleaning. Skipping a professional cleaning and exam may become costly in numerous ways.

Preventive Measures
Routine dental check-ups may prevent oral diseases (such as decay and periodontal disease) from developing. An exam allows our professional dental team to find early signs of mineralized plaque (tartar), which can cause extreme damage to your teeth and gums. Other dental problems such as loose filling, dry mouth, and impacted wisdom teeth may also be discovered and treated to prevent worsening dental problems.

Time Matters
The sooner dental problems are detected, the less costly and  invasive the treatment will be. During your check-up, our doctor will screen your smile for early signs of gum disease, decay and oral cancer.

During the early stages of gum disease, a non-surgical deep cleaning is able to treat mild to moderate conditions. However, intense cases of gum disease may require gum surgery. Cavities also benefit from early detection. Cavities can infect and damage the pulp of the tooth. A pulp infection can require root canal therapy. Once a cavity is left untreated for a long period of time, the affected tooth can become severely damaged may require an extraction. Regular exams with our dentist in Norridge, IL prevent expensive treatment such as extractions and root canals from being needed.

Visit our office more than twice a year to maintain your strong and bright smile. Contact the dentist in Norridge to schedule your routine dental exam today. We look forward to seeing you soon!