Prevention is the Best Policy

In regards to oral health, prevention is one of the best ways to keep your teeth and gums at their best. Not only will  your mouth feel great but unplanned emergencies and discomfort will be a thing of the past.

When discussing prevention we need two things to happen to be successful, a well thought out treatment plan, which allows needed treatment to get completed, and a way to maintain the teeth and gums going forward. 

An initial treatment plan, which happens after a comprehensive exam, gives us a road map to follow. Ideally we would like to complete treatment as soon as practical. Dental problems left to themselves only worsen over time, resulting in fewer treatment options being available. Of course more complex treatment also results in more office visits along with increased cost. The sooner we are able to diagnose any problems, the sooner we can complete the treatment more efficiently. All cavities start small, left unchecked, these cavities can rapidly increase in size. A simple filling can quickly become a very large filling or crown. Once a tooth becomes sensitive, even a crown might not be enough and we have no choice not to talk about a root canal or even an extraction. 

Initially an extensive treatment plan can seem like a daunting task. You always have choices, allow Dr. Wildung at his office in Mesa, AZ, to help you complete your needed dental treatment in a way that makes sense for you. Once completed, you will appreciate not having to worry about possible dental emergencies and enjoy having healthy teeth and gums.