Dental emergencies can happen to the best of us. You are having dinner with friends, and you suddenly realize your filling fell out. Or maybe you fell and chipped a tooth. Sometimes you can avoid emergency dentistry in South Calgary, AB—and sometimes you can’t. But the best way to avoid dental emergencies is to stay current with visits to the dentist.
How Going to the Dentist Regularly Helps You Avoid Dental Emergencies
Most people know they should go to the dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings, but just knowing they should do something isn’t often enough to get them to do it. But when you consider it might just prevent you from having a dental emergency in the future, it’s well worth the effort.
When you see the dentist regularly, small problems with your oral health can be detected early. So a small cavity can be filled before it becomes a large cavity that might even lead to a tooth that develops an infection. Instead of getting a small filling today, you develop a painful toothache months from now that send you into the dentist for an emergency root canal.
With x-rays and oral examinations, your dentist can keep an eye on your oral health and treat problems while they are still small. A filling that might suddenly pop out when you are having dinner with friends can be replaced when your dentist notices during a routine check-up that it might be failing.
Of course, if you have suffered trauma to your mouth, you might not be able to avoid an emergency visit—but in many other cases, you can!
Are You Overdue for a Dental Appointment?
Avoid the need for emergency dentistry by making an appointment for a check-up at our South Calgary, AB dental clinic. We look forward to seeing you!