Need A Checkup?
When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? We know that many of our patients are still playing catch up from all of the events over the past year. This is your gentle reminder to call and schedule an appointment today if it has been longer than six months since we last saw you. The longer you delay your exam the greater the possibility of experiencing unnecessary discomfort and added expense from issues such as undetected decay. We are seeing a number of patients with problems that are typically detected during routine appointments. Continue reading to learn more about what delaying examinations can do to your oral health.
What Happens When You Skip an Appointment?
With the frenetic pace of daily life, it can be easy to postpone or forget to schedule your routine hygiene examination and cleaning. Many of our patients have mentioned the craziness of their schedules over the past year between work, family obligations, and the return to more of a normal routine. We encourage you to reflect on the last time you visited our office, and if it has been longer than six months, we recommend you call us today and make an appointment.
Even if you are diligent in your home oral care routine, with brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash religiously, tooth decay and gum disease can creep in when you least expect it. During your exam, we remove any plaque and build-up that forms on the teeth and along the gumline. When bacteria and plaque remain on the teeth for an extended period of time, cavities begin to form. Unlike other injuries and issues with the body, dental decay does not heal over time. Dental decay continues to progress until you are left with extreme discomfort and even a dental emergency. Untreated decay can lead to extensive treatments and costly repairs.
Don’t Be Afraid to Visit Us
We never want the length of time between visits to keep you from scheduling an appointment. Our main goal is to get your oral health back on track, and we do not judge you if you haven’t visited our office in a while. If you suffer from dental anxiety, don’t hesitate to speak to our team when you call. We offer sedation options to help you feel comfortable and relaxed during your appointment.
If you are a patient located in The Woodlands, TX area and have not visited our office within the past six months, we encourage you to call today to schedule an appointment. We also welcome any of your family and friends in the area who are looking for a new dental home to call and schedule an appointment as well. We look forward to seeing you soon!