How Preventive Dentistry Prevents Dental Emergencies

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While we certainly hope that it doesn’t happen to you, there’s no denying the fact that a dental emergency can strike out of nowhere. If that occurs, it can also bring along pain and stress—both of which we’ll safely assume you don’t want or need in your life. You may not always be able to foresee when a dental emergency is coming, but you can do your part in lessening the likelihood of one happening by practicing preventive dentistry.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

The famous saying by Benjamin Franklin has it right. Taking some simple, small steps to look after your oral health can save you a whole lot of trouble later on. That’s because by focusing on preventive care you’ll be able to stop dental issues from forming, or from getting more serious and costly to fix.

Some Examples of Good Prevention

You’d much rather just brush your teeth every day than have to worry about getting a painful cavity filled right? Going a step further than that, visiting Northside Dental for a routine exam may reveal that you have a cavity on its way. This early intervention allows you to get a small filling now rather than missing the issue and having to get a root canal treatment later on if the problem becomes too severe.

What You Can Do

Preventive dentistry covers a wide range of treatments and best-care practices. Brushing and flossing on your own every day counts as preventive dental care! By doing so, you’re decreasing your chance of developing cavities and gum disease. If you play sports, a smart preventive move would be to get an athletic mouthguard made so your teeth are protected from possible injury during practice or a game. The majority of emergency tooth trauma for both adults and children is sports related.

Preventive Dentistry in Raleigh, SC

We’ll soon be open again for preventive check-ups and cleanings. When you visit us regularly, Dr. Metwally can keep a close eye on any changes related to your oral health to get out in front of any possible problems. At Northside Dental, we are strong proponents of preventive dentistry. We also offer many restorative and cosmetic treatments as well. If it so happens that you do have a dental emergency, we can help you there too. Contact us to learn more!