3 Things You Can’t Necessarily Detect

When problems are first problems, there’s often not much going on. As a result, even though oral health trouble is developing and getting started, you may be assuming that all is well. You don’t feel any changes. You don’t see any changes. Everything seems like it’s always been. You may even decide to skip your usual dental checkup because after all, you don’t seem to need one! The truth is: You do need your dental visit. It lets us find the issue and start treating it long before it causes serious damage. Consider some reasons to keep up with those appointments!

#1: Cavities

Before you have a cavity in your tooth, tooth decay begins with the softening of your tooth enamel. You won’t notice it at first. It’s not going to hurt or throb or look obvious. Instead, it will begin silently. If you’re coming in for dental checkups, we will notice the change and can help you (most of the time) make changes to re-mineralize the area. Or, we will let you know that a quick filling will stop any further progress.

#2: Gingivitis

Before the red gums, the puffy appearance, the bad smell, the tender sensations, and before any bleeding begins, you may still be dealing with gingivitis. However, you might not recognize the slight change. If you were to come in for your dental checkup, we could quickly set you back on track to stop it from becoming a more serious form of gum disease.

#3: Oral Cancer

Oral cancer begins in a precancerous stage, often with absolutely no signs that something has changed. While you cannot detect this and we cannot see it, we can find it with advanced technology, so you begin treatment very, very early on.

Avoid Oral Health Complications By Scheduling Checkups

Remember that your dental checkups let you find out when things change early in the game, so you can stop problems before damage starts. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.