Are you tired of struggling in silence with a smile that doesn’t look good, or worse, teeth or gums that are causing you pain? Many people delay dental treatment, because they don’t know what it will entail, had a bad experience in the past, because of concerns about the esthetics of restorative treatment, or simply due to a general sense of anxiety. But modern restorations are made to be comfortable and cosmetically pleasing, so there is no longer any reason to hide out wondering what’s wrong with your smile. Instead, stop the cycle of dental problems in 2016, by calling your restorative dentist and finding out what restorative treatment could do for you and your dental health!
Don’t Wait for Dental Care
Cavities are, by far, one of the most common dental problems. Fortunately, for patients, they are also one of the simplest to address. By first cleaning the area, and then creating a protective border, called a dental filling, the dentist can help stop the decay and prevent further damage, even an infection.
But left untreated, even for a while, a cavity can lead to an infection, which can be painful and may require root canal treatment or even an extraction. That is just one example why prompt restorative action is necessary.
Gum disease is another common problem, and one that can have far-reaching implications. Your gums’ health affect many aspects of your overall wellbeing, as gum disease has been linked to increased risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes and other medical conditions. So if you notice inflamed or swollen gums, it is important to schedule a dental checkup. Detected early, the first stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, can often be reversed with a simple filling. Delayed action, however, may require more extensive periodontal therapy to return the gums to good health.