Why Regular Dental Care Is More Cost Effective
Every year we see many patients who haven’t visited a dentist in Ladbroke Grove for quite some time. Unfortunately it’s all too common for people to wait until they have a problem, by which time they are more likely to require the services of an emergency dentist. We do know it’s very easy to ignore reminders for six monthly check-ups, particularly if you don’t seem to have any symptoms or problems with your teeth but this type of strategy can end up costing you far more money in the longer term and could even cost you teeth. In comparison, it only takes around an hour every six months for our dentist and hygienist to give you a thorough checkup and professional clean.
Why Preventative Dentistry is better
Here at Ladbroke Grove Dental Care, we place a huge amount of emphasis on preventative dentistry. This is because we know it is by far the best way to keep your dental bills low and to avoid any nasty surprises or the need for an emergency dentist in Ladbroke Grove. By visiting us at six monthly intervals, our dentist will be able to detect any small problems such as tiny cavities that are easy to fill, or the first signs of any gum disease. It’s far easier and cheaper to treat these problems at an early stage and it helps to preserve good dental health.
Avoid Cavities Developing into Something Nastier
If you leave cavities untreated, they can quickly develop into something far more serious and in the worst case the tooth can become infected or even abscessed. An infected tooth will need root canal treatment to clear out the bacteria right from the centre of the tooth and if the tooth becomes abscessed then there’s the possibility we may need to extract it as this could be the only sure way to help clear up the infection. A dental abscess can also be quite serious and there is a risk that unless you seek treatment quickly that the bacteria could affect the rest of your body, making you rather ill.
Cut down Your Risk of Gum Disease
Gum disease is another huge issue and most people will develop some symptoms of this disease in their lifetime. One of the first symptoms is noticing your gums begin to bleed whenever you brush or floss and at the same time your gums may begin to recede, creating deeper pockets in between your gums and your teeth. These are all things that we can pick up on during your regular dental check-ups and hygiene appointments. During the early stages of gum disease, it’s relatively straightforward to clear up this condition simply by paying more attention to your oral hygiene. Another thing to bear in mind is that regular hygiene appointments are very effective way of keeping gums healthy. By removing hardened tartar from your teeth, there is less chance of your gums becoming infected.
Our Dentist in Ladbroke Grove can also assess your risk of developing dental problems and will recommend the best preventative treatment plan to reduce these risks. By working with you, we hope to keep your teeth healthy and problem-free for as long as possible.
Overdue for a check-up? Don’t put it off any longer and book today by calling us on 020 7727 9836.