Teeth are extremely important for functioning properly. We use them to form words, chew food and as part of our bone structure. Many do not consider their teeth to be an important part of their health, so they forgo going to the dentist.
If you are one of those people, there are a few things you should understand about the possible risks associated with not having regular check-ups. First of all, it’s likely that you’ll have a higher build up of bacteria in your mouth. This bacteria can easily enter your body and infect it. Especially if you have an autoimmune disease.
Now that you’ve discovered the importance of getting regular teeth cleanings, you’re well on your way to being in good oral health. Getting your teeth cleaned may not be enough. Your dentist might spot a problem with your gum, jaw or teeth. It’s especially likely if you practice poor personal hygiene or have not been to the dentist in a long time.
Once your dentist as identified a problem, he’ll alert you that you need to be seen again as soon as possible. Dentists who are less busy may not require you to make a new appointment for the procedure. The most common problem for a dentist to spot is a cavity.
Having A Cavity Filled
A cavity filling can be an intimidating process. There’s no reason to be scared, though. You won’t feel a thing once the Novocaine kicks in. If it’s a small cavity, you may not even need to be numbed to make it through the procedure. Of course, you always have the option.
If you are anxious, be sure to tell your dentist. He has access to medications that can help you relax. There’s no reason to not go to the dentist out of fear anymore. Dentists are not the sadists they used to be.
Do Not Delay Tooth Extractions
A lot of Australian youth aren’t looking forward to their wisdom teeth extraction. They’re going to put the procedure off as long as possible. This can be very dangerous for the structure and health of your mouth.
If there is not enough room for your wisdom teeth, they will make that room themselves. Usually, this is done by loosening other teeth that are in their way. This can cause these teeth to become damaged, and can even make them fall out. Wisdom teeth can also create sores that might become infected.
A wisdom teeth removal procedure’s always going to have a painful recovery process. That recovery process will be much longer when you’re older. It’s best to get it done while you’re young.
Visit Your Dentist Right Away
Your oral health has more time to deteriorate if you do not visit a dentist. Most dentists suggest that you get regular cleanings every six months. Has it been six months since you’ve last seen a dentist? If so, it’s time to make an appointment. There’s no time to waste.