Preventive dentistry, including dental exams and teeth cleanings at our Albuquerque dental office every six months, is the best way to avoid cavities and gum disease that threaten your oral health. Many dental conditions can be detected by your dentist or hygienist before becoming uncomfortable and a bigger, more costly problem to fix.
Preventive Dentistry Protects Your Oral Health
Unfortunately, many people only go to the dentist when they have a toothache. They may feel they can avoid unnecessary costs or discomfort, but the best way to avoid dental pain and costly dental treatment is regular preventive care.
Gum disease, for example, is often painless when it starts, and the symptoms can be so mild that it can go unnoticed. Without prompt treatment, gum disease or gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, the advanced form of gum disease.
At this stage, if we don’t treat periodontitis promptly, you are at increased risk for tooth loss. Several systemic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and certain kinds of cancer, have all been linked to periodontal disease.
During your routine six-month dental exams, our dentist in Albuquerque can detect a small painless cavity and treat it promptly with a tooth filling. Finding the cavity and treating it when it’s small can help prevent the need for a crown, root canal, or extraction that might be necessary if you delayed treatment.
Schedule Your Next Dental Exam and Cleaning
The perfect time to visit the dentist for preventive exams and cleanings is when your teeth feel fine and aren’t experiencing toothaches or gum disease symptoms. Preventing dental problems from developing is always better than letting them take hold.
If you are due for your next six-month exam and teeth cleaning, please call Blue Sky Dental in Albuquerque to schedule an appointment.