Why do I need to see the dentist if I am not having any problems?
When it comes to dentistry, preventive care is crucial for keeping your mouth healthy. Going to the dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings is the best way for your dentist to detect problems while they are still small and less invasive and less expensive to treat. If you wait until you are in pain or having some other issue, it might be too late to easily correct it.
For example, if you have a tiny bit of tooth decay, you probably won’t even notice it. If you went to the dentist for your six-month appointment, however, your dentist would either see it or spot it through a dental x-ray. A small filling would fix the issue, and you wouldn’t have to give it another thought.
If you don’t go to the dentist, the tiny spot of decay will continue to grow. At some point, it might start to hurt. If you continue to let it go, it could result in an infection in the root of your tooth. You would probably develop a painful, unbearable toothache, and you would go to the dentist where you would likely get a root canal.
In our example, not visiting the dentist regularly for an examination meant that what could have been a quick filling turned into a root canal and a tooth that needed a dental crown.
This is why it is so important that you visit your Ramsgate Beach, NSW dental clinic every six months for check-ups and cleans.