Why is it important to see a dentist on a regular basis even if I don’t have any pain or discomfort? (recommended 6-monthly)
Going to the dentist regularly ensures that your teeth and oral tissues are kept under close monitor. That way if something starts going wrong it can be picked up early in the process reducing the damage to you both biologically and financially.
Most oral pathologies (diseases) do not cause pain until very late stage where the destruction is as such that the most vulnerable part of the tooth which is called pulp, commonly known as ‘the nerve’, gets involved. By this time the consequence is not as light as one would like! At Carrara Dental practice your dentist is there to protect you from those more serious episodes.
Another situation is the build-up of hard plaque as we call it calculus. No matter how good people clean and care for their teeth, the calculus will build up. The build-up of calculus is so slow that people don’t perceive it. You would probably recall the time after your scale and clean session at your dentist when suddenly your tongue feels all the spaces between your teeth! That is because losing the calculus happens so suddenly whereas the build-up is so slow.
We all know that the health insurance companies are quite strict in giving you benefits/ money however they do give you benefits for your regular maintenance visits on a 6-monthly basis, hence the importance of it.