Why It’s Important To Go To Your Gilbert Dentist On A Regular Basis (Contd.)
A dentist in Gilbert also helps with emergency dental procedures and restorative dentistry.
What Happens If You Have a Tooth Go Bad?
As we covered previously, even if you are fortunate enough to avoid dealing with a dangerous infection, ignoring dental problems will lead to tooth decay. This will cause cavities, that untreated will eventually result in broken teeth. At this point, you are likely going to be in a lot of pain and will have no choice but to have the tooth repaired or removed. Repairing a broken tooth will usually require a root canal, followed by a crown. This procedure can easily run into the thousands of dollars range, which is more money than a lot of people can afford to pay.
On the other hand having a simple cavity filled wouldn’t have cost more than a couple of hundred dollars at most. So by avoiding having the problem fixed, you will end up having cost yourself a lot of money.
If you fall into the category of people that cannot afford to have a root canal and crown done, then you are left with the second option which is to have the tooth pulled. Missing a tooth is not a lot of fun, and once you pull one a domino effect will often start where other decayed teeth will have to be pulled as well. Then eating becomes difficult leaving you with the option of implants, which are quite expensive, or dentures. On top of that when you are missing multiple teeth you will experience bone loss in your jaw, which will affect your appearance and cause your face to appear sunken in.
There’s No Need To Be Afraid Of Your Gilbert Dentist
If you are worried about scheduling the dental exam that you need then you really are worrying for no good reason. A lot of people that are now afraid of the dentist because they had a traumatic experience at some point in the past. If that’s what’s keeping you from scheduling your dental exam then there is some good news for you. Modern dentistry uses techniques, tools, and medications that should allow you to experience mild discomfort at most when you are being treated.
Many dentists will even prescribe you a mild sedative that you can take before you go to your appointment, provided of course that you have someone to drive you to and from the appointment. Once you sit down in the dentist chair one of the most popular ways to alleviate anxiety is to be treated with nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas.
Just remember, your Gilbert dentist will help you get through this.
Gilbert Vista Dental Care
2451 East Baseline Road #210
Gilbert, AZ 85234