The Importance of Routine Dental Visits.

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A common reasons people avoid the dentist is that they think everything is OK. Their logic is simple: no pain means no problems. Unfortunately, this is not true at all (jumping off a cliff does not hurt till the very end). Dental conditions including cavities, gum disease and oral cancer give little to no warning. These conditions can be painless for months or even many years.  However, by the time a person feels discomfort, the dental problem is usually very complex. Complex problems are more difficult and expensive to fix. Patients who avoid routine dental care have statistically higher global health costs.

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Dr. Nugent sees patients with untreated cavities that have caused infections to the nerves and blood supply of the teeth. A tooth that probably only needed a simple and inexpensive filling a few months ago now requires a root canal and crown.

Periodontal Disease:

Periodontal Disease (gum disease) is a huge problem throughout the world. Gum disease silently destroys gum tissue and bone. This destruction of the tooth’s foundation can cause infections and loss of teeth. Early treatment of gum disease can be accomplished with a deep cleaning. Whereas, advanced gum disease often needs painful gum and bone surgery.

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Oral cancer is another issue we look for on every dental examination. Oral cancer has a 50%, five-year fatality rate. Early detection of oral cancer is vital.

It is vital to visit your dentist at least twice a year for dental cleanings and check-up examinations.  It’s fairly inexpensive (how much do you pay monthly for cable, internet and your smart phone?) and you will save time and money.

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Dr. Nugent is a Family Dentist that focuses on Cosmetic, General, Implant and Sedation Dentistry. Patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City, Friendswood and Houston travel to receive award winning dentistry from our office. Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd, Pasadena Texas 77504.

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