We all know that it is very essential to pay regular visits to our dentist for dental check-ups, usually twice a year; however depending on your oral health the frequency of visit to your dentist can be more or less. Have you ever realized why we require regular dental check-ups in the first place? It’s not just getting your teeth cleaned, but also for the prevention and early detection of conditions such as gum disease, tooth decay or infection, etc. Following are the 3 reasons which highlight the importance of regular visits to dentist.
Save Your Money
Dental check-ups on regular basis can help in saving your money on expenses related to oral health. Early stage treatment for dental problems is simple, uncomplicated and inexpensive; however in advanced stage complicated procedures are involved and it is expensive. Root canal treatment is always expensive compared to scaling procedure.
Prevention & Early Detection of Oral Health Issues
Regular dental check-ups are not only for oral hygiene, but also for prevention and early detection of oral health issues such as gum disease, oral cancer, infection, etc. In case of gum disease most of the times, symptoms are observed in advanced stage. Supporting structures in the gums may be damaged and detached from the tooth. Pus can be formed around the roots of the decayed tooth which can give you most terrible dental pain. Regular dental check-ups will help in detecting problems early and help in avoiding such complications.
Save Your Life
Your dentist during your regular dental check-up is not just concerned for cleaning and saving your teeth. They may look for essential signs from your mouth about your overall well-being such as eating disorder, nutritional deficiencies, etc. Abnormal tissue growth inside the lining of the mouth and throat can be indication of oral cancer.
Ravi Shet is the writer of this article and Co-founder of www.treatum.com, an online healthcare portal connecting patients with right doctors.