The Dangers of Procrastinating Dental Treatment

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Time for you to visit the dentist for your 6-month exam and dental cleaning. You’re juggling things like work, time with family, and your child’s big game. Maybe you can put off your dental work. There’s nothing wrong with that…right?

The Downsides of Putting Off Dental Treatment
Putting off dental visits can be hazardous, even if it’s just a routine appointment. During your cleaning, our hygienist removes tartar from your teeth that is impossible for you to remove at home. In addition, Dr. Rahman and Dr. Johnson perform a thorough examination of all of your teeth and gums. This allows them to detect any dental issues, early on when they are still easy to treat. Below are some potential problems that may happen when dental cleanings or treatments are put off:

– Cavity Progression – Visiting our office allows our dentists to detect cavities early on. Putting off exams or dental filling appointments gives the cavity time to grow larger.
– Infection in the Root Canals – If the root canals of a tooth become infected, you may experience a swelling in the gums near the tooth or a toothache. If damage in the tooth is allowed to progress this far, root canal treatment will be recommended. Root canal therapy can usually be avoided by attending your regularly scheduled dentist appointments.
– Progression of Gum Disease – Another thing that Drs. Rahman and Johnson watch out for during your routine appointment is gum disease. Treating and managing gum disease is very important for the health of your smile. If this disease is allowed to progress because of neglected dental work, the end result could be tooth loss.

Please contact Lavista Park Family Dentistry at (770)-939-5122 today for more information about how we can accommodate you and to schedule a visit with our dentist in Tucker, Georgia.