Preventative Dentistry and Visiting Your Dentist in Gilbert (Continued)
As your dentist in Gilbert, I know all too well that visiting us is not high on your list of fun things to do.
Your Gilbert Dentist Can Help Remove Bad Teeth or Fix Them
As we covered previously, when you have a toothache it’s usually due to a cavity. Cavities don’t heal on their own, they need a dentist to repair them. While nobody likes the sound of the drill, that drill sure beats ending up with a broken tooth. If you allow a cavity to remain untreated for a long period of time then it is going to slowly get worse. If it gets bad enough it could actually result in the tooth breaking, which can be very painful. In addition to being painful in a physical sense, it can also be painful financially. The only way to fix a broken tooth, assuming that the dentist can save it, is with a root canal, and then a crown. That procedure, even with insurance, can run into the range of several thousand dollars.
Of course, if you don’t want to pay for root canal treatment and a crown you can always opt for an extraction. The problem here is that it’s going to cost you a tooth. If you end up having multiple teeth extracted you could start having trouble eating. If things get bad enough you may end up having to have all of your teeth extracted. Then you have the option of getting dentures or implants. Dentures are not comfortable for most people, and unless you have no other choice you should avoid getting them if at all possible. The problem with implants is that they are prohibitively expensive for most people. Would you believe that you can actually buy a car for what a mouthful of implants costs? Not an old car either, a good newer model car. The point here is that ignoring tooth pain and dental problems lead to tooth loss, which will then have you either wearing dentures or breaking the bank to get implants.
Choosing The Right Dentist Is The Key To Being Comfortable During Dental Visits
If you suffer from dental anxiety then you certainly are not alone. Many people are fear going to the dentist, so if you are it’s completely understandable. The reason most people are afraid is that they are afraid going to the dentist is going to hurt.
That’s why we strive to not only work on your mouth, but to be your pain-free dentist.
Gilbert Vista Dental Care
2451 East Baseline Road #210
Gilbert, AZ 85234