Did you ever consider the accuracy of the famous quote about an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? If not, you may want to do so in the context of general dentistry. This is an area of dentistry that is also frequently called preventative dentistry because it utilizes treatments that catch issues early and address or prevent them from causing serious harm. It is why the entire team here at Boss Dental Care in Corpus Christi, TX encourages you to regularly visit your dentist.

Understanding Prevention

As your chosen dentist in Corpus Christi, we offer you preventative treatments such as dental exams and dental hygiene support. These are treatments that go a very long way towards the elimination of issues before they actually become issues and addressing problems before they cause pain, damage and require costly treatments.

As a simple example, let’s say you do not regularly visit your dentist even though you have a bit of dental pain. You wait until that pain is impossible to live with and then head in for treatment. It is discovered that a cavity has worsened and requires a root canal. Rather than a simpler composite filling that would take a very short time and cost very little, you now have a much more complicated treatment.

Had you made a point to regularly visit your dentist, the decay would have been caught with a regular dental exam. We could then have done a filling to remove and stop the decay, saving you the time and discomfort in addition to the high cost of a root canal treatment and a dental crown to complete the process.

Of course, you should also regularly visit your dentist to ensure that your bite is in good shape and to have an oral cancer screening. Though most people don’t think of their bite as something related to general dentistry (typically most associate that with orthodonture), it is actually a key area. The way your upper and lower teeth align is important, and whether it changes due to the loss of a tooth or simple aging, a regular dental exam can often alleviate the problems that changes in the bit might create.

Schedule Your Next Dental Exam Today

Are you eager to get started preventing rather than treating your oral health concerns? If so, give us a call at our Corpus Christi, TX office at 361-992-7551. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.