Katoomba Dental Centre

Here's Why It's Important to Complete Your Dental Treatment

July 31, 2020
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Posted By: Katoomba Dental Centre

At Katoomba Dental Centre, we understand the busy lifestyles of our patients. There are work, family and social obligations to consider. However, it is critical to complete your dental treatment plan as prescribed by your dentist to help keep your teeth healthy and prevent further complications.

Unfortunately, some dental treatments require a timeline or specific steps and more than one dental visit. Whenever possible, our dental team will work around your schedule to complete all dental work at your convenience.

Completing Dental Treatment

If you have a root infection and undergo root canal therapy, this typically means two dental visits. One visit to clear away the infection and close with a temporary filling and another dental visit to crown the weakened tooth.

If the tooth is at the back of your mouth, you may think the temporary seal is holding up well. You don’t have any pain. So why not put off the appointment and just carry on with the temporary filling?

The reality is that a temporary filling is not very strong. It does not provide support to the damaged tooth. Putting off the final step in your root canal therapy can mean sudden breakage of that tooth below the gum line. In this case, you may need tooth replacement because the tooth is no longer viable.

Other dental health treatments that work on a timeline include periodontal therapy. You may think the swelling is down; you’re not having as much tooth sensitivity. So why not wait a bit or cancel your next special teeth clean?

Periodontal disease is treatable but sticking to treatment is the key to your long-term success. It’s important to remember that untreated periodontal disease may lead to tooth loss and even systemic health problems.

When your dentist in Katoomba recommends ongoing dental therapy, it is because the health of your teeth and gums requires these treatments on a timeline. This includes regular dental exams and teeth cleans.

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In accordance with recent ADA recommendations, we are operating at Level 1 restrictions. We can continue seeing patients for all routine treatments, including checkups and cleans. We will continue to screen patients before seeing our dentists, and any patient that is suspected of having COVID-19 will not be able to be treated. This protocol will be in place until at least the 31st May 2020. If you have any questions, please call us.