The American Dental Association recommends you see your general dentist at least twice each year for dental checkups in North Naples. At your dental checkup, we will inspect your soft tissues for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and other problems. The doctor will also look at each tooth in your mouth and assess problems such as tooth decay or fractures, as well as the integrity of any existing dental work. Sometimes old dental work wears out and needs to be replaced. We will be happy to replace metal fillings or old dental work with tooth-colored alternatives.
By being evaluated every six months, we can often reduce your potential for large dental problems. For instance, left untreated, a small cavity can grow to destroy an entire tooth and spread to the surrounding teeth. A cracked tooth can cause pain or break off and create additional problems. Furthermore, advanced gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for American adults, and oral cancer causes more than 7,500 deaths each year. Caught and treated early, each of these diseases can be controlled and often cured.