You always want to smile, be healthy and feel good. That is why taking care of your oral cavity is very important. Remember when it comes down to your beautiful smile, being and feeling healthy…dentistry is not expensive, neglect is. You should see the dentist at least every 6 months for regular dental check-ups to maintain optimal dental health.
If you have got unclean teeth it’s recommended to get them cleaned immediately, if delayed, the accumulated bacteria gets hardened and results in tartar formation which needs professional cleaning to be removed. If ignored and delayed at this stage the tartar formed would start infecting the gums leading to bleeding, swollen, red and painful gums which are the symptoms of gingival infections, which if left untreated would progress and lead to periodontal diseases which need surgery for correction. Hence, proved how negligence at the very first stage can lead to increase in the complications of your problems.
Every time you eat, you feel discomfort in your teeth, if ignored at this stage the discomfort soon progresses into throbbing pain. If it’s not taken care of at that exact time then the tooth decay will keep progressing and you’ll get a deep cavity. If the deep cavity isn’t treated soon the infection will reach the roots ,you will require a root canal.Thus increasing the complications of your treatment procedure… If you procrastinate your dental appointment even at this stage your entire tooth would get infected thus leaving the dentist with only one choice of treatment and that is “tooth removal”.You can now see how a minor negligence can lead to many un-invited complications…
As it’s said Prevention is better than cure…the same applies to dentistry…if get oral examination done every 6months regularly, you would be able to maintain good oral health.
Taking preventive measures from the very beginning can help you prevent many dental issues even before it has started progressing.
Dr. Krinita Motwani
Khar west, Mumbai