A typical preventive dental health care regimen would see you visiting your El Paso, TX dentist for semiannual dental appointments. When you do a good job protecting your smile, these visits can be the only trips you make to the dentist’s office. Unfortunately, patients sometimes receive bad news about the state of their smile, and need to schedule restorative dental work. If you find yourself in this position, you can be glad to know that your dentist can provide you with an attractive, durable restoration for a problem tooth. You can also be relieved to have a problem caught during treatment, before uncomfortable symptoms had the chance to start.
Your Dentist Can Catch Problems That You Are Missing
As strange as it might seem, you really can be unaware of a cavity on your tooth. When decay first becomes a problem that calls for restorative care, the problem can still only affect your enamel. At this point, you will need a dental filling to protect your tooth structure. If you are not attending regular exams, you can remain unaware of the problem until decay reaches your pulp. At this stage, a cavity is serious enough to demand a root canal treatment.
Restorative Dental Work Can Protect Your Tooth, And Preserve Its Appearance
Any restorative dental procedure performed at our practice will make a tooth’s health, and appearance, top priorities. Your dentist will take care to preserve as much of a tooth’s structure as possible during any dental work. With that said, tooth decay will inevitably cause some level of permanent damage that has to be addressed with a dental filling or dental crown. Both of these restoration types can match the look of your enamel, so you will not have to worry over how your treatment might alter your appearance.
What Can Happen If You Skip Regular Dental Exams?
Skipping dental exams can leave you vulnerable for serious smile problems. Because you can fail to realize that your have a cavity until it is serious enough to require a root canal treatment, you can let teeth experience worrying amounts of decay before making an appointment for care. You can also lose out on important guidance, and the support of professional cleanings. Because those cleanings are needed for dealing with tartar, your cavity risk increases without your routine checkups.
Talk To Sunny Smiles In El Paso About Scheduling A Routine Oral Health Exam
A routine oral health exam at Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX can protect you from potentially serious oral health problems! At every visit, our practice takes care to check on the condition of your teeth and gums, and look for any signs of trouble. To schedule an appointment, you can reach our Northeast El Paso dental practice on Dyer Street by calling 915-759-7000!