Dentist in Lima | Costs of Skipping a Regular Check-Up

Lima DentistBusy lifestyles cause time to pass quickly. Before you realize it, you may find yourself due for another dental exam and cleaning. We recommend scheduling your next appointment prior to leaving our Lima dental office, to prevent missing a cleaning. Skipping a professional cleaning and exam could be costly in various ways.

Preventive Measures
Regular dental check-ups can prevent oral diseases (such as decay and periodontal disease) from developing. An exam allows our dental team to find early signs of mineralized plaque (tartar), which can cause serious damage to your gums and teeth. Other dental problems such as dry mouth, loose fillings, and impacted wisdom teeth can also be discovered and treated to prevent worsening dental problems.

Time Matters
The sooner dental problems are detected, the less invasive and costly the treatment will be. During exams, our doctor will screen for early signs of gum disease, decay and oral cancer.

During early stages of gum disease, a non-surgical deep cleaning is able to treat mild to moderate conditions. However, extreme cases of gum disease may require corrective gum surgery. Cavities also benefit from early detection. Cavities can damage and infect the pulp of the tooth. Pulp infections require root canal therapy. When a cavity is left untreated for a longer period of time, the affected tooth may become severely damaged may require an extraction. Regular check ups with our dentist in Lima, OH prevent costly treatment such as extractions and root canals from being needed.

Please visit us more than twice a year to keep your smile stronger and brighter. Contact the Lima dentist to schedule your routine dental exam today. We are looking forward to your visit!