Dentistry is all about prevention, and unfortunately, if you're teeth are hurting, it's likely that there is already a problem. Because most dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease start without much pain, it is essential to visit your dentist in Citrus Heights regularly for preventive cleanings and checkups.
Dr. Erickson can detect many concerns early on, which can help you avoid painful situations that might require more complex treatment procedures.
As an example, if Dr. Erickson finds a cavity in your tooth when you treat it early on, it can likely be taken care of with a simple tooth-colored filling that will complement your smile. If tooth decay is left untreated or undiagnosed, it will keep progressing until it reaches the nerve of your tooth, where it can cause an infection.
Now your tooth will be hurting, and it will also require a more complicated treatment like root canal therapy to relieve your pain and eliminate your infection.
Being proactive about visiting Citrus Grove Dentistry at least every six months for preventive care will save you time, money, and stress in the long run. Contact our Citrus Heights dental office today at (916) 961-2180 to schedule your next appointment.