Why should I see a dentist if my teeth feel fine?
There are many dental diseases that are silent killers. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, may not cause any pain or give you any signs until it is too late and irreversible damage has been done to your teeth and gums. Dental cavities may not ache until it is too late and you need root canal therapy or an extraction.
With regular examinations and cleanings, we can catch these potentially large problems early and offer you a much more conservative treatment. By finding decay early, a small filling can be used to treat a cavity before it can grow and make its way deeper into your tooth. Gum disease in its early stages is very treatable with scaling and root planing, but left untreated it can lead to infections, tooth loss, and a need for surgery to repair the damage.
Keeping your teeth clean and healthy will make you feel better, too! There's nothing like the feeling of clean, shiny teeth after a professional cleaning, or a clean bill of health after your dental exam. If you are overdue for a cleaning and check-up, call our Los Alamitos dental office today to schedule an appointment.
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