Preventative Dental Treatment
In our office, we believe that the best way to give our patients a healthy smile is through prevention. Any disease process that occurs in the mouth, whether it be cavities or gum disease, is very difficult to completely stop once it has started. Because of this, it is of extreme importance that preventative measures be taken to stop these processes from starting in the first place.
The unfortunate reality is that any dental restoration that is placed on a tooth, whether it is a filling, crown, or bridge is not guaranteed to last forever. There is a common sequence that we see in dentistry where a patient starts to form a cavity, and this cavity then requires a filling. After years of use, the filling then requires replacement, necessitating a larger restoration like a crown. This same cycle can go on and on, and potentially lead to loss of the tooth. Of course, once a cavity forms it needs to be treated, however prevention of that cavity beginning in the first place is the best service we can provide our patients.
Similarly with gum disease, once the process of bone loss around teeth has started it cannot be reversed. What is more, once this bone loss has started, it is actually easier for it to continue occurring. Again, the best method of for treatment is preventing this process from starting in the first place.
Our office is very attuned to treating our patients in a preventative and conservative manner. Call our office for a consultation to see how we can be of help!