I have no dental pain, so how often should I visit the dentist?

Even if you are not experiencing dental pain or any other issues, it’s still crucial that you visit the dentist every six months for examinations and cleans. The key to good oral health is preventing problems from occurring in the first place, and the best way to do this is with biannual visits with the dentist.

There is no better way to emphasise this point than with an illustrative example: It’s been a while since your last dental examination, but you seem to be experiencing no dental issues. You are also a diligent brusher and flosser. You decide to skip your next couple of dental appointments.

Suddenly, you awaken one morning with toothache. As you go about your day, the pain gets worse and worse. Soon, it is practically unbearable, so you decide it’s time to call the dentist. Your dentist tells you that a root canal is needed to treat an infection deep within the root of our tooth. A large cavity has been forming for a while, and now bacteria has seeped into the tooth root.

If you had stayed current with scheduled visits to the dentist, chances are your dentist would have discovered a tiny bit of tooth decay and filled it—and you might have been able to avoid root canal treatment altogether.

Whether it’s been six month or six years since your last check-up and clean, we invite you to contact our Seaforth, NSW dental clinic.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
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