Your local Joliet family dentist, Steven Marek, DDS, understands how hard it can be to make the time for routine dental visits. Modern life is brimming with activity and obligation: kids, overtime, school — just when are you supposed bring the family in for their dental exams? Even if you do have a spare moment, why would you want to fill it up sitting in a chair with someone’s fingers in your mouth? Well, if you have a minute, we’d like to try to put things in perspective. While skipping trips to the dentist may not seem all that risky, it actually is.
Visits to your Joliet family dentist every six months constitute a relatively small expenditure of time and energy compared to the time and energy you’ll spend if oral health problems are allowed to spin out of control. Consider the case of a cavity. When you’re coming in to see our Joliet family dentist, Dr. Marek, on a regular basis, he’ll be able to spot decay when it’s still in the early stages and take care of it right away. Drilling and filling a cavity that’s only burrowed into the enamel or dentin is a relatively quick and easy procedure. If, on the other hand, cavities are allowed to fester and dig deep down into the pulp of teeth, you’re going to have to undergo a root canal, which involves a significantly more involved operation, not to mention a great deal more discomfort. (Similar things could be said for other sorts of mouth maladies such as gingivitis.)
Yes, life is awfully busy, and making a trip to see our Joliet family dentist may seem like a hassle. But if you think about it, this is really nothing compared to the hassle of having to address oral health problems that have gotten really bad. Save yourself some grief; get into the habit of seeing Dr. Steven Marek, DDS, twice a year.