Costs of Skipping a Regular Check-Up With Your Winchester Pediatric Dentist

A busy lifestyle can certainly make time pass quickly. Before you realize it, you may find your child’s smile due for another dental exam and cleaning. We recommend scheduling your child’s next appointment prior to leaving the pediatric dental office in Winchester to prevent missing a cleaning. Skipping a professional cleaning and exam could be costly in numerous ways.

Preventive Measures
Regular dental check-ups can prevent oral diseases (such as decay and periodontal disease) from developing. An exam allows us find to early signs of mineralized plaque (tartar), which can cause extreme damage to teeth and gums. Other dental problems such as dry mouth, loose fillings, and impacted wisdom teeth can also be discovered and treated to prevent worsening dental problems.

Time Matters
The sooner dental problems are detected, the less invasive and costly the treatment will be. During exams, our doctor will screen for early signs of gum disease, decay and oral cancer.

During early stages of gum disease, a non-surgical deep cleaning is able to treat mild to moderate conditions. However, severe cases of gum disease can require gum surgery. Cavities also benefit from early detection. Cavities can damage and infect the pulp of the tooth. Pulp infections require root canal therapy. When a cavity is left untreated for a longer period of time, the affected tooth may become severely damaged may require an extraction. Regular check ups with our Winchester pediatric dentist prevent costly treatment such as extractions and root canals from being needed.

Visit us more than twice a year to keep your child’s smile stronger and brighter. We look forward to seeing you soon. Contact the pediatric dentist in Winchester, VA to schedule your child’s routine dental exam today!