Importance of Dental Care
When a patient experiences any discomfort in their mouth, it is very important to make sure to talk to a dentist as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. What nobody tells you about dental caries is that, if left untreated, it can lead to some serious problems. Undiagnosed and untreated dental caries is not just a minor discomfort for patients who develop sensitivity to certain foods (ie, sweets) or experience pain when enjoying beverages of dierent temperatures. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, a cavity can become so large that it aects the dental pulp inside the tooth. At this point, root canal therapy is the only way a dentist can try to save the dental structure itself. If the root canal fails, patients face permanent removal and replacement options.
Dental caries is completely preventable. Patients are encouraged to see their dentist at least twice a year for thorough evaluation and cleaning. When x-rays are taken, Dr. Sylvia Santana of the Prodent Group can also evaluate the structures of the teeth below the gumline that are not visible in any other way. X-rays are excellent for diagnostic work. However, when patients can not see their dentist for routine checkups and cleanings, they are putting their smile at risk. Cavities can form and not be painful, which makes it dicult for some patients to realize they are there. If left untreated, the tooth can become infected. Root canal therapy is a procedure that can be performed to save the tooth, but it is not always successful.
Dr. Santana and the Prodent Group team are here to help patients in the Coral Springs, Florida community with a wide range of treatment options for their smile. If you live in or near the area and want to start working with a dedicated group of dental professionals to get a more beautiful and healthy smile, now is the time to schedule an evaluation with our dentist. Call the PRODENT GROUP practice at 954 755-3337