Worried About Your Teeth? It’s Never Too Late for Good Oral Health in Chandler
If you’ve been avoiding the dentist for more than a few years, you should know that it’s never too late to get back into a good state of oral health. As long as you still have teeth, we can help you try to restore them to a healthy state. Routine six-month dental visits are the best way to keep your teeth healthy enough to last a lifetime, and teeth cleanings can help you prevent cavities and gum disease.
Good Oral Health Improves Your Overall Health
Did you know that dental decay is considered the most common chronic disease among Americans? This is sad news, because having healthy teeth and gums helps you keep you whole body healthier. It’s true—patients who develop gum disease have greater odds of developing certain heart conditions, cancers, and other medical conditions. For example, the mouth bacteria Streptococcus mutans has been found in arterial plaque, and it’s possible that it enters the body via the bleeding that occurs in the oral tissues when you suffer from gum disease.
If you have untreated oral health conditions, every day, month, or year that you wait to seek treatment makes it harder to treat your condition when you do finally seek help. Don’t wait until you are in pain to see a Chandler, AZ dentist. We can help you keep your mouth healthy and treat problems before they become complex cases that affect your overall wellness.
Dental Anxiety is Treatable
If you’ve been avoiding dental care due to anxiety, shame, or fear, we are pleased to inform you that you are not alone! It’s likely that millions of Americans forgo routine dental visits due to anxiety. It’s no mystery that many people have had traumatic or painful experiences at the dentist, which is why we make it a priority to make sure our patients have positive experiences. We are not here just to doctor your teeth; we are here to help you have the healthiest teeth and gums possible. We can’t do that if you can’t look forward to your next appointment without panicking.
To help combat dentistry-related stress and anxiety, Chandler, AZ dentist Dr. Mark Arooni provides sedation dentistry options that can help you relax and have a less-stressful experience while getting the oral care you need.
If you are an adult over 35 who hasn’t maintained a regular schedule of routine dental visits, there’s a good possibility you may be suffering from gingivitis or periodontitis. These gum conditions are caused by mouth bacteria and may lead to inflammation, soreness, redness, and bleeding of the gums. In some cases, patients may have no noticeable symptoms, whatsoever.
Gingivitis and periodontitis should worry you because they can ultimately cause you to lose your teeth, by eroding gum tissue and making teeth less stable. It’s estimated that up to 50 percent of adults may have one of these gum conditions, both of which can be treated with routine oral care.
Routine Visits Prevent Bigger Problems from Developing
The great thing about six-month preventive care visits is that they save you time and money in the long run. With regular visits, we have the opportunity to identify and treat problems in their earliest stages, when treatments are more conservative. Let problems go on too long, and you will likely end up needing more complex (and more expensive) treatments.
When you visit Chandler, AZ dentist Dr. Mark Arooni, we will:
- Discuss your oral health history
- Provide a professional teeth cleaning
- Discuss your questions or concerns
- Apply strengthening treatments to your teeth
- Assess the health of your teeth and gums
- Take x-rays to see what’s happening below the surface
- Use patient-friendly tools to give you a calmer experience
- Screen you for oral cancer
- Discuss cosmetic treatments, if you are interested in improving your smile
Contact Your Chandler, AZ Dentist Dr. Mark Arooni Today!
It’s never too late to make your oral health a priority again, no matter how long you’ve been without dental care. We have a no-shame policy in our office. We never make our patients feel bad about their teeth; we simply want to help you achieve the best oral health possible. Contact us online or call 480-855-1200 to make an appointment.