While many physical discomforts that affect the body often heal on their own, problems with our teeth can demand professional treatment. What happens when that care is not provided? Over time, an issue with a tooth or your gums can worsen steadily, which can lead to new troubles that demand more involved care. At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we take care to provide support for our patients whenever they require it. In addition to providing preventive care, we will recommend different services when they are needed. While we can be conservative in what we recommend, when something is a problem, you should know that ignoring it can have negative consequences that can further jeopardize your smile and overall well-being!
How Serious Can A Problem With Your Smile Really Become?
If you let a problem with a tooth go uncared for, or if you have problems with your gums that you do not address, you can experience potentially severe consequences. Gingivitis can turn into a problem with a serious infection, one that can require the attention of a specialist. Problems with an unhealthy tooth can lead to infection, something that can leave you in a state where you require advanced care and may even leave you in need of a tooth extraction! Any recommendation for restorative dental work or care to protect your gums should be taken seriously. With that said, remember that you can lower your risk for potentially serious issues by keeping up with regular dental exams and cleanings.
We Can Make Sure Your Tooth Is Properly Restored
In the event that a tooth is in poor health, we can determine if a dental filling or dental crown might be needed. Because a crown requires more preparatory work and takes up more space, you can find yourself less happy to learn that you need one. Remember that the protection your restoration provides can help you preserve your well-being and bite function. You can also be relieved to know that your crown can be made to imitate your healthy enamel, which can keep your smile from being impacted by its presence.
Taking Care Of Problems With Poor Gum Health
The sooner you do something about a potential periodontal problem, the sooner you can put it to rest and no longer feel concerned about it. With a periodontal cleaning, we can remove bacteria on the roots of your teeth so that they are no longer able to hurt your well-being. This service differs from a standard cleaning because it will focus on the removal of bacteria from spaces normally covered by your gums.
Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About The Consequences Of Ignoring Dental Trouble
There are different consequences to oral health problems that you should know about and be prepared to address. To find out how we can help you when you need treatment, or to discuss preventive care, contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230.