Sometimes your to-do list has more things on it than can be accomplished in the time you have available. But Staten Island Dental Care urges you to never put off your regular appointments. If you do, what might have been a simple checkup could turn into restorative dentistry.
We want all of our patients to see us twice a year for a professional cleaning and thorough checkup. With regular checkups, we’ll catch dental problems early. That will reduce the pain and the cost of fixing the problem. As in most things, early detection is the key to successful treatment.
Some of the most common issues we see:
1. Your Gums May Be Receding
Gum recession doesn’t happen all at once. Gum tissue can move back almost imperceptibly until teeth and bone are in danger.
2. Decay May Be Lurking
When the acids in plaque start damaging a tooth, you may not feel it until it has passed through the enamel and dentin and hits the nerve. Ouch! By that time, there is a cavity. Regular cleanings remove plaque before it can do any deterioration.
3. Prevent Oral Cancer
About 50,000 men and women are diagnosed with oral cancer every year.1 We screen for oral cancer during your exam.
At Staten Island Dental Care, we provide toothache relief and, when necessary, extractions. Full mouth restorations are the worst case scenario, but are sometimes necessary. We also offer cosmetic dentistry to brighten any smile.
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