Patients who have dental insurance plans through their employer or the health insurance marketplace will find that their plan almost always covers cleaning and evaluations every six months free of charge. And for good reason—preventative dentistry is far less expensive than waiting for problems to arise and require immediate, and costly, repair. Drs. Mark Duncan and Mandy Holley of Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown encourages patients to make use of their offered benefits and be proactive about their oral health.
How does preventive care save me time and money?
Many patients in the area of Georgetown, TX who visit Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown will often ask our dentists about their oral health and how routine visits can save them both time and money. The answer is simple: taking a proactive approach to maintaining a healthy smile can reduce or eliminate the risk of problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral concerns that can develop with time. Avoiding a cavity may cause it to become larger and deeper, infecting a tooth and requiring root canal therapy or extraction. Additionally, avoiding the early signs of periodontal disease, such as red, bleeding, and swollen gum tissues, can lead to periodontitis. This is the stage of periodontal disease where the condition can no longer be cured, only monitored and controlled.
Patients can avoid many of these costly treatments by visiting their dentist every six months for a cleaning and evaluation. If patients notice any changes in their oral health, or experience any discomfort or concerns that might lead to a more serious dental problem, they are strongly encouraged to book an appointment in-between recall visits for further examination.
Don’t put it off! Schedule your preventative dental appointment today!
At Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown, we believe in being proactive about oral health and wellness. This is why we offer a variety of services, including recall appointments every six months. Patients who are in need of a checkup, cleaning, and evaluation can call (512) 819-9100 to request a visit with our team of professionals, including Drs. Mark Duncan and Mandy Holley. We are dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain good oral health and wellness. Visit our facility at 3622 Williams Drive, Building 2 today!