Why is Visiting the Dentist Important?

Are you unsure about attending your next dental appointment? Dr. Pamela Doray has implemented increased safety and infection control protocols in her Philadelphia, PA dental office. Some of these protocols include HEPA filtration and UV sterilization, PPE for all staff, and intensive sanitation of all dental tools and rooms.

Dental cleanings are some of the most important preventative treatments to keep the teeth and gums free from problems and disease. Scheduling regular dental appointments for cleanings and routine checkups as well as when a dental problem arises ensures that problems are addressed as soon as possible. Call Dr. Doray’s Philadelphia office today at (215) 395-6076. You may also request a consultation with Dr. Doray on our website.

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Common Dental Problems

When patients do not visit the dental office annually, they may deal with minor dental problems that quickly snowball into tooth and gum infections, overcrowded teeth, or tooth loss.

Gum Disease

Periodontitis, or gum disease, is often caused by poor oral hygiene.  When plaque builds up between teeth it can inflame and irritate the gums. Over time, gum disease loosens teeth and causes gum recession. In severe cases, patients with gum disease lose teeth.

Crooked and Misaligned Teeth

Because it is more difficult to clean between crooked and misaligned teeth, plaque can easily build-up, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Even if patients floss regularly, they often aren’t able to provide their teeth and gums with a deep clean. Even if you just visit our office bi-annually for a dental cleaning, this is a great preventative measure towards fighting decay and infection.

Missing Teeth

Sometimes one or more teeth can get knocked out accidentally. But when cavities and tooth decay are not treated soon enough, teeth begin to wear down and eventually fall out. When a missing tooth or teeth are not replaced soon enough, the remaining teeth in the mouth shift and overcrowd. Overcrowded and crooked teeth are more susceptible to problems like tooth decay.