Not all dental emergencies can be avoided, of course. Some come flying out of nowhere, like a sports injury to the face or biting down on something hard enough to crack your tooth. These every day mini-disasters take place all over the country as we speak.
As your preventive and emergency dentist in Springfield, IL, Dr. Shane Ruggless is always prepared to relieve any pain and immediately treat the oral health issue.
Which is why we are giant proponents of preventive dentistry. Why go through the pain, stress, and uncertainty of a root canal procedure when we can help identify and treat tooth decay or infection right as it starts?
Through just a few very simple and straightforward steps, we can eliminate many potential dental emergency scenarios while protecting your beautiful smile.
Preventive dentistry includes a healthy at-home oral hygiene routine and regular dental appointments with your general dentist in Springfield, IL.
What Are the Benefits of Preventive Dentistry?
There are some truly scary contenders out there in the oral health world, things like gum disease, tooth decay, infection, abscesses, and more. These bad guys want to ruin and weaken your smile if given the opportunity, but through our services, you will never have to worry about dental issues. As long as we can spot them, we can treat them.
- Cost-effective—It is far easier for your wallet, smile, and family's oral health to prevent a costly (and painful) procedure. Some emergency dentistry, like root canals, allows little room for planning or saving, they often need to be done immediately to save your tooth. Through routine dental check-ups, you can save up for necessary future treatments, and avoid any financial surprises
- Life-saving dentistry—It's been proven that everything in your body is connected. Your oral health also affects your systemic health and well-being; gum disease can cause damage within your heart and lungs if not treated. That's not the only thing that can be affected; infections contribute to diabetes, dementia, pregnancy complications, Alzheimer's, arthritis, heart disease, and lung disease. Your preventive dentist also screens for oral cancer and can help diagnose kidney disease, diabetes, and other health disorders
Schedule Your Next Dental Exam in 62704 Today!
Dr. Shane Ruggless is a general and family dentist in Springfield who benefits the local community by providing dental cleanings, exams, and teeth-saving procedures. If it's been a while since your last dental check-up, contact Ruggless Dental today!