If your budget is a little tight or your schedule a little too full, it may seem like a good idea to put off your dental exam. After all, your teeth feel fine and you take good care of them at home. While you may be saving yourself a little time and money right now, you could be costing yourself a lot more in the long run.
Many dental problems don’t have a many symptoms when they first begin. In fact, things like gum disease and oral cancer can be present without pain or any other discernible symptoms. Tooth infections can cause pain at first, but then stop when nerve damage begins. Even cavities can be present long before they can be seen or felt.
We use high tech devices such as digital and panographic x-rays and the intra-oral camera to discover problems before they become serious. Treating issues early saves time, money, teeth, and when it comes to serious issues like gum disease and oral cancer, it could even save your life!
For more information or to schedule your regular dental exam and screening, call my Boulder, Colorado dental office at 303-447-9161.