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Preventive dentistry can help keep your teeth and gums disease and decay free and minimize the chances of your oral health adversely affecting the rest of your body.
Many of us put off appointments to see the dentist and we all have our reasons for doing so. What we fail to do now can impact our future though, and routine dental appointments are good not only for our teeth but for our general health as well. If you aren't keeping up with your oral hygiene, it could force you into a position where you need to undergo expensive procedures to repair damage to your teeth or gums.
Dr. Kevin F. Postol and his team can help you stay on top of your oral hygiene and give you all the information you need to make sure that your daily routine is keeping your teeth and gums in top shape. We can detect issues that may become problems later on and help you resolve them before the need arises for surgical procedures. Early detection of gum disease, cavities, and other dental concerns can help us care for you and teach you what you need to do to avoid future problems.
When you schedule a visit with Dr. Postol, we will review your medical history and perform an oral exam. Knowing what medical conditions you're dealing with along with any medication you're taking will help us know what to look for. Some people are at greater risk of periodontal disease if they are on certain diets, taking medications, or if they suffer from diseases such as diabetes.
There might be times where our examination might provide information you can take to your primary care physician, such as early symptoms of a more general medical condition. As stated before, we might also notice a cavity or gum disease that can be treated without the need for a root canal or tooth extraction. Dr. Postol can also make sure that your smile is looking as bright as ever. Here is how a routine dental visit might go.
Dr. Postol may recommend scheduling a visit every six months for routine care. Because everyone is different, the frequency of your visits might vary depending on your oral health and other needed treatment. One of the benefits of visiting regularly is that even when we do need to perform more than the typical preventative care, you'll have more options available on how to treat the things we find.
We already know that a trip to the dentist can be nerve-wracking and uncomfortable. Most patients are wary about admitting mistakes or talking about things they consider to be embarrassing. The truth is that we are not going to cast aspersions or judge you on anything you tell us. The more information you give us, the better care Dr. Postol and his team can provide you.
If you have concerns, questions, or fears, we want to know. Ask those questions and tell us what is on your mind so that we can take any added steps we need to provide you with better care. If you feel that something is off, you might be right. We can save you time and money by investigating.
Don't continue to put off your routine preventative dental care. Dr. Kevin F. Postol has been serving the Ballwin area for over 25 years and his team is one of the best you can trust with your teeth. Whether you're looking for a new dentist or you've been way too busy in the past to fit in an appointment with a dentist, we are here to help.Request My Appointment