Why should I go to the dentist regularly?
It's quite common for people to avoid seeing a dentist until something hurts. We usually refer to this as "crisis treatment." In the long run, however, preventive treatment will help you stay healthy. Think of it like you would car maintenance – if you skip oil changes or tune-ups, you're going to have a lot more problems down the road!
For many patients, the goal may be to save money. The problem with this is that many dental problems don't cause any type of symptoms until they are considerably advanced. At this point, it's going to take more than just a simple filling to treat the problem. Instead of root canal treatment, a build-up, and a crown, we'd much rather treat you with a filling three to four years before you feel any pain!
It's common to see patients who haven't been to the dentist because nothing hurts and find that they have one or more huge cavities... and they have no idea!
At Richton Dental Care, we prefer to practice conservative dentistry whenever possible, and our patients prefer it too. When you see us regularly for your check-ups and professional cleanings, we can catch problems early on, when simple treatments are all it takes.