3 Troubling Issues That Regular Dental Exams Help You Avoid

If you fall behind on your routine dental exams, there are several oral health issues that can hurt your appearance and general well-being. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we have maintained a safe environment where we can tend to the needs of new and existing patients. Because of this, we can keep people on track with their scheduled checkups, or give them a space where they can feel safe when restarting care. We are also ready to support patients who need oral health care because for issues that have started to negatively affect them, including concerns about their appearance that we can address through cosmetic dental services.

1. Avoid Problems With Excess Tartar Accumulation

Tartar buildup is something you fight with your daily oral hygiene routine. Good brushing and flossing habits keep tartar from forming, as they ensure you remove plaque buildup before it hardens. What you should know is that even with a consistent routine in place, people often struggle to completely avoid tartar accumulation. Once tartar is present, it will remain until you have your teeth cleaned by your hygienist. If that does not occur, these deposits are free to continue exposing your teeth and gums to harmful bacteria.

2. Avoid Complications From A Cavity That Grows Severe

Cavities grow over time, eventually doing enough damage to expose your tooth’s inner structure to unwelcome bacteria. When this occurs, root canal therapy will have to take place to fully restore your tooth’s health. You can avoid complications from advanced dental decay when you schedule routine dental exams. At an appointment, your dentist can spot a cavity that has formed and treat it with a dental filling to stop it from growing worse. We use dental fillings that imitate healthy enamel, so we can restore your tooth’s health and still preserve its appearance.

3. Avoid A Problem With Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. If you have an infection, you can experience bleeding, tissue swelling and discoloration, chronic bad breath, and more! Fortunately, regular dental checkups fight gingivitis as well as the buildup of bacteria that can cause it. Unresolved issues with gum disease may be more serious than you expect, as an advanced infection can cause many concerns, including tooth loss!

Your Rochester, MN Dentist’s Office Is Ready To See You For Your Next Exam!

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry is ready to see patients and provide them with important preventive care! If you are past due for your next checkup, if you are looking for a practice you can count on to provide support in a safe and friendly environment, or if you have active oral health concerns, let us know! To make an appointment or ask questions, call our dental office in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.