As modern medicine moves away from being purely reactionary, and instead makes strives towards prevention, it should be no wonder that it’s often dentists that lead the charge for patients to be aware, get regular examinations, and prevent serious dental health issues before they start.
Preventive dentistry is a more complicated way of describing regular dentist services, like examinations and cleanings, but advances in medical technology and digital imaging have really improved just how effective it can be for patients.
Examinations are also important as we grow older; some hereditary issues with gum tissue, for example, may not begin to appear until you get to your 30’s or 40’s. Dr. Thompson is trained and educated in being able to spot many of these issues, which can be treated and sometimes prevented before they even begin. Receding gums, for example, can be diagnosed earlier in life before they become a more serious concern.
Finally, consultations and recommendations are a great way to become familiar with the options that are available for treatment, as well as what their costs may be, and how those costs can even be managed over time on a budget. Call Dr. Thompson’s office today, and start forming great preventative habits.