When you have been the owner of your smile for so many years, you begin to think your body works in a certain way, that your dental care will yield certain results, and more. In short, you have expectations! However, the things you expect in terms of your oral health will not always turn out according to what you think is coming. This can be quite shocking and can also leave you realizing it may have been important to have acted differently (perhaps with greater attention to preventive care or urgency for a visit). Let our Southlake, TX team explore a few things that don’t always happen as you think they will for clarity.
#1: You Don’t Always See Symptoms Of A Problem
You might figure that every time something goes somewhat wrong with your oral health, you’re going to see a symptom. For instance, if you have a cavity, you figure your tooth will feel sensitive. If infection occurs, you figure you’ll notice pain. If you have gingivitis, you guess that you’ll see inflammation. This is possible! However, it may not always happen. This is why you need to always set up dental checkups. A symptom may not be present but a problem might, and we will detect it and offer treatment for it.
#2: You Don’t Always Have As Much Time As You Think With Cavities
You might think you’ve got all the time in the world to fix your cavity. This is usually because you may have experienced a cavity in the past, you waited a while, then you came in to receive a filling without any additional consequences. However, remember that all cavities are not the same. Sometimes, you’ll find out you have decay once it’s already quite serious. Or, your decay may grow more quickly. In any case, don’t gamble with time and your oral health! Instead, seek your filling ASAP.
#3: Your Prevention Doesn’t Always Yield Expected Results
Of course, when you want to keep your smile healthy, you follow our advice, which is to practice preventive care. If you’re doing things correctly, then your dental care yields the results you were hoping for, which is a healthy smile every time you visit us. However, prevention doesn’t always go this way. Why not? Well, it’s usually because you’re sort of practicing it but you’re not following through on consistent, thorough daily care. Get better about adhering to the guidelines and being very committed and you’ll see the results you want!
Always Schedule Dental Visits
Rather than making assumptions about your smile or assuming things are going to go in a certain direction, we suggest you remember to always schedule your dental checkups, so we may guide you! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.