Family Dentistry in Troy, Missouri
At Troy Family Dental, we are pleased to treat patients of all ages. Dr. Tumanyan is proud to provide family dentistry in Troy, Missouri to improve your family’s smiles. To learn more and to schedule your next visit to our dental office, we welcome you to contact us today!
Plaque is a soft, sticky layer of bacteria that forms on the teeth. It is often invisible to the naked eye, but if allowed to build, it will resemble a thick, white coating at the gum line. When plaque is allowed to build on the teeth, it can lead to periodontal disease and tooth loss.
Many people assume that tooth loss isn’t a big deal; figuring that if they can still eat, then they must be okay. However, losing one tooth can cause a loss of support, which in turn can cause the teeth to drift. This causes a shift in the bite and forces the other teeth in your mouth to carry an additional load, something they may not be able to adapt to. Once one tooth has been lost, more are likely to follow.
If you are missing any teeth, or if you would like to schedule your next appointment, please call New Edge Dental today.
Preventive Treatment vs. Crisis Treatment
Many people only visit the dentist when they have a problem, a habit that we call “crisis treatment.” While you may think crisis treatment is saving you money, it can actually cost you more in both time and money. Dental problems often don’t have any symptoms or cause pain until they are in the advanced stages when treatment costs the most.
With regular preventive visits at New Edge Dental, you can avoid these significant problems. We are often able to treat dental decay and other problems before they get costly and out of hand.