Dental check-ups are very important. Prevention is better than cure.
Many dental symptoms (sensitivity, ache) present late in the disease.
Detection of early disease (ie with a dental check-up) will result in
- easier treatment (eg fillings vs root canal therapy)
- cheaper treatment
- treatment lasting longer (eg smaller fillings will last longer than larger ones)
Also, in a routine dental check-up at Warners Bay Dental you may have a clean. Cleans do make your teeth feel nice, however, the main reason the dentist may clean your teeth is to prevent gum disease. There are 2 different types of gum disease, gingivitis and periodontitis. With Periodontitis damage may be irreversible. To prevent periodontitis regular checkups are crucial.
In most cases, dental check-ups are recommended every 6 months (this may vary depending on risk of dental disease). Dental x-rays are usually recommended every 2 years.
Routine dental x-rays help to detect and diagnose disease, especially in between teeth and underneath fillings/crowns.