It is common for patients to ask why they need to visit with us regularly, especially if they had a great “dental report card” at their recent visit. If there is no decay or disease, why come back again in six months?
Good question! Although there are those who will experience minimal or no tooth decay, most of us will have one or more dental fillings and other possible dental concerns that need to be addressed throughout our lifetime. When you visit with us on a routine basis, we get to know you and learn more about your unique risk factors for disease. We believe in building a relationship with our patients as partners in their overall health care. This is the key to helping you to maintain your dental health for a lifetime.
During a routine dental visit, we take the time to screen for decay, gum disease, signs of oral cancer, and the function of the bite. We want to help you keep all aspects of your smile working comfortably together so that you can avoid discomfort, tooth damage, and more complex concerns down the road. If we can catch and treat decay or disease early during a routine visit, conservative treatment options are often effective. This means less time and money spent on your dental health in the long run!
Patients who come to us after avoiding the dentist for years often come in because they are experiencing pain, discomfort, or significant disruption to their daily life. If tooth decay, damage, or gum disease is left untreated for years, it can lead to significant problems and even tooth loss. Needless to say, resolving these problems can be costly and time-consuming. And most could have been prevented with regular visits to the dentist.
Dr. Butler provides complete dental care for all ages in a caring, compassionate environment. We are judgment-free and welcome you to schedule a visit if you have poor oral health and would like to restore it. If you are looking for a new family dentist in Strongsville, contact us and schedule a dental appointment.