Why do I need regular dental exams?
Many people have the philosophy that they don't need to see the dentist unless they are in pain. Unfortunately, this couldn't be further from the truth.
In the same way that it's good to check in with your regular medical provider for a yearly physical and screenings, you need to see your dentist consistently in order to prevent many dental issues. When you wait until you are feeling pain, it is likely that the damage has been done and treatment will be needed. Consistent visits allow Dr. Call to detect many concerns early on so you can easily treat them with less invasive procedures.
During your six-month examinations, Dr. Call will screen you for issues like oral cancer, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay, and cavities. She can detect these concerns early on with x-rays and thorough examinations so you can be proactive about your treatment needs. For example, if Dr. Call sees tooth decay, we can restore your tooth with a dental filling. But if you have waited until that tooth decay causes pain, it's likely that it has reached your nerve and will require a root canal to preserve your tooth.
If it’s time for your next cleaning and checkup, don't delay! Give us a call today to schedule your appointment.