Costs of Skipping a Regular Check-Up With Your Durham Dentist

dentist in durhamBusy lifestyles can certainly make time pass quickly. Before you know it, your smile will be due for another dental cleaning and exam. We recommend scheduling your next appointment prior to leaving our dental office in Durham to prevent missing an important cleaning. Skipping a professional cleaning and exam may become costly in numerous ways.

Preventive Measures
Regular dental exams prevent oral diseases (such as periodontal disease and decay) from developing. Your regular exam allows our dental team to find early signs of mineralized plaque (tartar), which can cause a large amount of damage to your teeth and gums. Other dental problems such as loose filling, dry mouth, and impacted wisdom teeth may also be detected and treated to prevent worsening dental problems.

Time Matters
The earlier dental problems are discovered, the less costly and invasive the treatment will be. During your check-up, our doctor will screen your smile for early signs of decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.

In 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 gum surgery. Cavities also benefit from early detection. Cavities can infect and damage the pulp of the tooth. Pulp infections can require root canal therapy. When a cavity is left untreated for a longer amount of time, the affected tooth can become severely damaged may require an extraction. Routine exams with our dentist in Durham, NC prevent expensive treatment such as extractions and root canals from being needed.

Visit our office more than twice to keep your smile feeling stronger and appearing brighter. Contact the dentist in Durham to schedule your next dental exam today. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Park Place Dental

2003 E NC Hwy 54 Suite A
Durham, NC 27713

Phone: (919) 484-8088
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