Avoid cavities by seeing a general dentist in Columbia, MO today for early detection
Many adults think a dental visit is only necessary if they have tooth pain or another dental issue that requires attention. This is not the case, and, in many cases, these emergency dental visits can be avoided altogether with general dental visits. Dr. Chase Patton, DDS encourages all residents in the Columbia, MO area to come in for regularly scheduled dental examinations and teeth cleaning. These simple visits paired with proper at home care can be enough for many to avoid dental problems.
With a regular checkup, Dr. Patton will be able to find early signs of issues including:
- Tooth Decay
- Gum Disease
- Oral Cancer
Detecting these issues at an early stage makes treatment and, in some cases, prevention possible before these issues become serious. Early detection will also help you save time, money and prevent future emergency dental visits. Let us look at how seeing a general dentist on a regular basis can help you avoid cavities.
Catch Cavities Before They Become Painful
Most of us understand what a cavity is. A cavity is a spot on the tooth where bacteria has eaten through protective enamel and has, in more severe cases, caused decay in the tooth. Cavities may be sensitive to hot and/or cold temps. What many people do not realize is that, even though they are not experiencing any discomfort, they may have a cavity. This is since cavities present no symptoms as they progress until they have already done a significant amount of damage to the tooth. You also have no way of seeing them for detection. This is what makes regular dental appointments necessary. When you come into Dr. Patton for regular visits, he can detect the development of cavities before they are able to do any real damage or cause discomfort. Using special dental instruments he can examine the entire surface area of your teeth and can spot cavities before they progress.
It does not matter if you haven’t been to the dentist in years or just need to find a new dentist that is right for you, Dr. Chase Patton would love to welcome you into his office. Please call (573) 875-7040 today for an appointment!