Costs of Skipping a Regular Check-Up With Your Valparaiso Pediatric Dentist

September 12, 2014 | Growing Smiles

Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Valparaiso

A busy lifestyle can make time pass quickly. 

Before you realize it, your child will be due for another dental exam and cleaning. We recommend scheduling your child’s next appointment prior to leaving our pediatric dental office in Valparaiso to prevent missing a cleaning. Skipping a professional cleaning and exam could be costly in several ways.

Preventive Measures

Regular dental check-ups help prevent oral diseases (such as decay and periodontal disease) from developing. Early signs of mineralized plaque (tartar) can be found during an exam, which may cause damage to your child’s teeth and gums. Other dental problems such as dry mouth, loose fillings, and impacted wisdom teeth can also be discovered and treated to prevent worsening dental problems.

Time Matters

The sooner dental problems are detected, the less invasive and costly the treatment will be. Our doctor will screen for early signs of gum disease, decay and oral cancer during a routine exam.

During early stages of gum disease, a non-surgical deep cleaning is able to treat mild to moderate conditions. However, extreme cases of gum disease can require gum surgery. Cavities also benefit from early detection. Cavities may damage and infect the pulp of the tooth. Pulp infections require root canal therapy. When a cavity goes untreated for a longer period of time, the affected tooth can become severely damaged may require an extraction. Routine check ups with our Valparaiso, IN pediatric dentist prevent costly treatment such as extractions and root canals from being required.

Visit our office more than twice a year to keep your child’s smile stronger and brighter. Contact the pediatric dentist in Valparaiso to schedule your child’s routine dental exam today. We look forward to seeing you soon!