When many of us think of the dentist, we think of somewhere we go once something has gone wrong. Your teeth hurt, your gums are bleeding, there’s some kind of a pain in your mouth that won’t go away – that’s a sign that you need to get to the dentist’s, pronto. However, living dental emergency by dental emergency isn’t really the best way to go about things. Sure, it can save you time, and it’s not always easy for busy folks in the Burbank area to fit a dental trip into their plans. However, preventative care from our Burbank emergency dentist can potentially head off emergencies. That way, you can go through your day with less opportunity for pain.
Teeth Cleaning and Checkups
If you to go to our site, we have a little write up about the word “prophylaxis.” Another name for teeth cleaning, in Greek, it translates roughly to “to prevent beforehand.” That’s what our teeth cleanings do. They prevent. They prevent you from possibly having a worse dental emergency later on. They serve as a cleaning and an inspection. After all, while our Burbank dental professional is cleaning your teeth, they’ll be able to see exactly what’s going on in there. As they’ll be up close and personal (literally) with your teeth, they’ll let you know if there are any problems that can be addressed.
Of course, not even the best dentist in the world can make you entirely emergency proof. The most experienced, professional dentist in the world can’t keep you from tripping at your job and cracking a tooth. When those kinds of emergencies occur, yes you’re going to need the help of a dental professional. However, the emergencies that we can head off include gum disease and more. A checkup with our dentist is just that: getting you checked out to make sure that there’s nothing else going wrong.
Living in Burbank, you know how important air conditioning is. Going through summer in Burbank without an air conditioner is an impossibility, it’s basically impossible to do so while still feeling comfortable. If you’re like many people, you get your air conditioning checked out during the winter (or even spring) just to make sure that it’s OK when the summer months come.
The same should go for your teeth. Just as an air conditioner is highly complex, so too are your teeth, gums, and mouth. While you know that you may not be in pain at the moment, a professional can check out your mouth to make sure that there aren’t any lingering issues that could cause you trouble later on. When you come to our Burbank location, we can give you a thorough cleaning while making sure that there aren’t any potential issues lurking in your mouth.
Seeing a Dentist Helps
Even reading the phrase “seeing a dentist” is enough to make many people cringe. Starting at a young age, too many people get nervous about dentist visits. Perhaps they have some memory of a painful dental procedure, or maybe the concept just makes them nervous. That’s something that we’ve gone to great lengths to reverse. To make our dental practice as accommodating as possible, we offer a true anxiety free dental experience. That means that when you come in here, we’ll do everything in our power to make you feel at home.
Imagine going to the dentist and have it being relaxing. Instead of a cold, sterile environment full of concern and worry, imagine arriving at a dental practice where everyone is warm, friendly, kind, open and eager to help. Our experienced, knowledgeable staff is happy to answer any question that you might have, in easy to understand language. That way, we can erase all doubts that you might have about the process. Our goal is to have you looking forward to your next dental visit and even a little bit sad when it’s time to leave.
How long has it been?
When we’re kids, we often go to the dentist multiple times a year. Sometimes, if there’s something wrong, we could end up there more than that. But, for most people in America, that’s more or less the baseline for annual childhood dental visits. However, as we age, that changes. Work and other responsibilities get in the way. Maybe you’ve tried to make an appointment for a dental visit but you’ve just been so busy, it feels like there isn’t time. Or perhaps, you’re waiting for that bit of free time coming up when you can schedule an appointment, but when that free time comes up, you find that you feel better served by resting and recuperating. That’s perfectly understandable.
However, you also want to make sure that you’re not shortchanging your teeth, either. You don’t want to put off a dental visit so much that you put your teeth at risk. By postponing your dental care, you increase the odds that you could have periodontal disease or something worse. These kinds of diseases can pop up when you least expect it. They can cause untold damage to your oral health, as well as your overall health.
This is why it’s so important to get yourself checked out. You don’t know what’s in there. Sure, if you brush your teeth and take care of yourself, your health is probably in good shape. However, if it’s been multiple years or even a year, it’s not worth it to take that chance. Getting yourself checked out now is a great way to manage your own health.
Inflammation and Tartar
Very few of us have the pearly white teeth that we would like. Even if you’ve been brushing your teeth after every meal since you were four years old (or younger) it can be very difficult to make sure that your teeth are blindingly white. That’s perfectly normal and human. Of course, if you’d like to make your teeth brighter, we have top quality teeth whitening services. However, for many of us, the focus isn’t to get our teeth to be crystal white, but rather to avoid excessive tartar build-up.
When your teeth have plaque, it eventually gets harder and harder. Once it hardens into tartar, unfortunately, your odds of periodontal disease have skyrocketed. They’ve become much worse than you might have previously thought. That’s just from having a bit of tartar on your teeth. If you have more than a little bit, your odds go up even higher. Should tartar have found a place on your teeth and you can’t get it off, then it becomes all the more important to get your teeth checked out.
Inflammation works in a similar fashion. Every now and then, you might feel pain in your gums. Maybe there’s a bit of pain, perhaps there’s some inflammation, but nothing you can’t handle. However, should your gums begin to swell a bit, or even start to bleed, that’s no good. Those are among the most common signs of the early stage of gum disease. Worse, gum disease is inextricably linked to heart disease. Oral health isn’t disconnected from your overall health. It’s hard to feel good when you have oral pain. A checkup from our professional dental team can make sure that you’re ready for what’s ahead.
Our Burbank Dentist
It’s something of a cliché for a business to say: “we treat you like family.” However, at our dental care, we mean it. We don’t just want to be your dentist, we want you to feel comfortable when you arrive. So, we make sure that you don’t have to spend all day waiting in the waiting room. We’ve made this a relaxing environment, the kind of place that’s calming and restful. To schedule an appointment for a checkup or any of our other services, just call (818) 260-9000.