Why Regular Dental Checkups Are Essential

Why Regular Dental Checkups Are Essential

Posted by DR. PENG Dec 23,2021

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If you have ever had a dental problem (teeth or gums) you would recall calling your dentist asking you to come in for regular checkups. These help in early diagnosis, avoiding complications, reducing cost of treatment, and pain and suffering for the patient.

Dr Peng from iSmile Dental Group LLC at Columbus, Ohio is a highly qualified dentist who can help solve any dental problem. So, let’s take a look at the reasons why different age groups require regular dental checkups. 

  • Children

Their unhealthy food habits make their teeth a breeding ground for dental infections. Taking them for periodic checkups becomes important. In addition, as they begin to shed their milk teeth, checkup is essential to both, keeping the permanent teeth in good health as well as to identifying crowding issues and re-alignment that may be needed.

  • Adolescents

Adolescents go through various hormonal changes so dental issues are bound to crop up. Periodic checkups help them keep bleeding gums or dental decays in check. It will also help them learn if they need braces which can get identified during these checkups.

  • Pregnant Women

With all the complications that pregnancy brings, poor oral health is one of them.  Pregnant women therefore should be undergoing regular checkup so that use of painkillers and antibiotics can be avoided.

  • Adults

As regular wear and tear of teeth and gums progresses, regular checkups help in catching decay and gum diseases in the early stages. If left undetected, they can aggravate and lead to more complicated treatments like root canal, crowns, bridges, implants, or even extraction. Furthermore, impacted wisdom teeth can be detected during these checkups.  

  • Elderly

With old age, as with other body systems, the dental tissues also undergo degeneration. Conditions like diabetes affect the periodontal tissue, and so periodic checkups become very essential. 

Symptoms Indicating Need for Immediate Checkup

Though a 6-monthly visit to the dentist is ideal, depending on overall oral hygiene, below are some symptoms to indicate the need for an immediate checkup:

  • Red or swollen gums, that bleed when touched or when brushing
  • A lot of plaque on the teeth surfaces
  • Sensitivity when eating or drinking hot and/or cold stuff
  • Pain with chewing or biting foods (especially sweets)
  • Crowding of the teeth
  • Receding gums, showing away the roots

To get your periodic dental checkup set up with Dr. Peng, you can visit us at iSmile Dental Group LLC 1151 Bethel Road Suite #301, Columbus, Ohio 43220. Or you can call us at (614) 459-3229, and schedule an appointment at the earliest.

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