Visiting the Dentist Discussed by The Bristol Dental Practice
Visiting the dentist regularly is an appointment that not everyone is excited about but is a very important appointment to attend. Not only does visiting the dentist make sure that your teeth are healthy, your dentist can also offer you advice on keeping your teeth healthy and suggest which cosmetic treatments may be best suited for you if you require this. Emergency procedures may be able to be avoided should you carry out regular appointments with your dentist (although trauma and accidental damage may not be avoidable.) The amount of recommended time between visits varies with the individual as some may need more frequent visits than others. In this article, we will discuss why it is important to visit the dentist regularly and what happens when you visit the dentist for a check-up. If you require more information on visiting the dentist or if you are looking to visit a local dentist in Bristol, enquire with The Bristol Dental Practice today or telephone our team now on: 01179 105 929
Visiting the Dentist Regularly as a Nervous Patient
1 in 4 people dread visiting the dentist and this is one of the most common reasons that individuals put off arranging appointments to have regular check-ups carried out. This may be due to bad childhood experiences or discomfort from visiting the dentist. Modern dental surgeries have made massive developments in making visiting the dentist a much more pleasant experience. At The Bristol Dental Practice for example, we pride ourselves on our commitment on making nervous patients feel comfortable in the practice. Dental practices are now warm and inviting with a variety of pain free procedures being available in comparison to older styles of dental procedures. Dental sedation has also seen great advancements in which patients can be sedated when going through a dental procedure. This can lessen the stress and pain of more extensive dental treatments. If you are worried about visiting the dentist then it’s important to find a dentist that you can trust and a dentist that creates an inviting atmosphere in their practice.
Why You Need to Visit the Dentist Regularly
Visiting the dentist regularly is very important as a check-up makes sure that there are no underlying issues with your teeth. Although you will be able to detect some issues yourself, (such as tooth pain or a visibly damaged tooth) there are a range of potential issues that can be checked for at the dentist. X-rays can be taken for example to assess whether you have any internal tooth issues and your dentist can check for Periodontitis or gum disease as well as mouth cancer during a checkup. The ‘regular’ time varies as people with exceptionally healthy teeth will not have to visit the dentist as regularly as someone that has underlying issues with their teeth. Generally, the recommended time to have a regular checkup is once every six months but this can vary to three months for someone with underlying problems from up to two years for individuals that have healthy teeth. A routine checkup may also be used to recommend another procedure should you require this.
What does a Checkup Involve?
A cosmetic consultation involves discussing any concerns that you have with your teeth and then offering a cosmetic treatment that addresses your concerns. This consultation ensures that your needs are assessed and that any issues that you are experiencing can be checked and evaluated. A checkup even when you are not experiencing issues can check for underlying problems and offer a cosmetic dental procedure to ensure that any issues should they be apparent can be resolved correctly. A checkup involves checking your teeth externally as well as asking questions about general health and if you have experienced any issues since the last session. Finally lifestyle habits will be discussed and another visit will be agreed. If any underlying problems are identified or suspected then X-Rays may be taken to investigate this further.
It is very important to arrange for regular check-ups to make sure that you are not suffering from any issues with your teeth. If you do have any concerns with your teeth or if you require a dentist near me in Bristol, enquire with The Bristol Dental Practice today or telephone our team now on: 01179 105 929