3 Issues Your Dental Checkups Protect You Against

Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office is ready to provide important preventive oral health services for patients who are due (or past due) for their next dental exams. We have implemented advanced safety measures and introduced new technology to keep our office safe for both our team members and the people who count on us for dental care. Because of this, we are able to protect you against the different threats that can negatively impact your smile and well-being! There are several issues that you can be vulnerable to when you stop attending exams. When these problems go unresolved, they can lead to potentially severe complications!

1. Trouble With Tartar Buildup

If you fail to remove plaque deposits in the proper time, they will harden and form tartar, a substance that you cannot remove on your own. One of the services provided at every checkup is a teeth cleaning that does remove tartar for you. Your hygienist is responsible for clearing away tartar, plaque, and any food debris found on your teeth during your routine visits. When tartar is no longer being removed, your risk for dental decay and gum disease can go up! You can also become embarrassed because of visible deposits that make your smile appear unhealthy and unattractive.

2. Cavity Issues

Your daily hygiene routine can protect you against cavities. However, what you cannot do is stop a cavity once it has formed on a tooth! When this occurs, decay will gradually worsen in time until you see your dentist to have the matter addressed with a dental filling or dental crown. The longer you let the cavity go untreated, the more severe your issues can be. After enough time passes, bacteria will be able to infiltrate your tooth’s pulp, the central chamber where living tissues are housed. At this point, you will need root canal therapy to stop your cavity.

3. Poor Periodontal Health

How vulnerable are you to gingivitis? Your gums, like your teeth, can be negatively impacted by the buildup of plaque and tartar. When harmful deposits gather at your gum line, they are able to move below these tissues and infect them. Regular checkups provide warnings about gingivitis and treatments to help you preserve the health of these tissues. If the problem worsens, it can be significant enough to require the help of a specialist.

Schedule A Checkup With Your Rochester, MN Dentist!

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry is ready to meet with patients and help them stay safe against potential oral health problems. If you have fallen out of the habit of routine care, returning to exams will help you avoid potentially severe trouble with cavities or gum disease. To find out more, please reach out to our dentist’s office in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.