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Common Reasons to get Referred to a Dentist


Posted on 6/6/2022 by Dr. Anthony Hoffman
Common Reasons to get Referred to a DentistMany individuals do not often realize the necessity of visiting a dentist regularly except when they need to. The problem comes when they do not recognize early disease symptoms and begin diagnosis earlier before it is inconvenient, costly, and uncomfortable to undergo a complicated treatment procedure.

Reasons Someone Would Need a Dentist


Most people often visit the dentist for a regular checkup to get their teeth professionally cleaned. Checkups are vital to your oral health; dentists help manage complications and prevent illnesses from progressing through checkups. Deep cleanings are recommended if a patient has not had a checkup. Teeth whitening is also essential for patients who wish to maintain a bright smile or improve facial aesthetics. Another common reason people visit their dentist is for emergency care. One might experience sudden, persistent pain in the mouth, bleeding or soreness and visit the dentist to have it checked. Dental cavities and trauma mostly cause pain. Pain due to sensitivity could indicate the need for a tooth canal or fillings to restore it. Broken and fractured teeth may need to be extracted or restored.

Patients who need a cosmetic procedure may require seeing a dentist for a consultation. Dentists will first examine the mouth for any underlying issues that may compromise the treatment and recommend addressing them first. Children need to see a dentist as soon as their first teeth appear to start their oral health journey early. If you consider joining sports, especially those that involve physical contact, a dental visit is necessary to discuss your options for protecting your oral cavity from injury. People also get referred to a dentist to begin a treatment procedure that has been ignored, for example, untreated cavities that have deepened over time and require fillings or root canal treatments that have been long overdue.
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