Why do I need to come for active maintenance when nothing is hurting?
When you feel dental pain, it is an indication that an oral condition is now advanced. Most dental conditions do not cause pain until they become more involved. What was once a cavity that could be treated with a small filling might now require a root canal treatment and dental crown – or even extraction.
At Fanelli Dental, our regular active maintenance programme is designed to help prevent costly and involved dental procedures by consistently evaluating the health of the teeth, gums and bite.
Regular check-ups will keep our dentists informed of any changes that put your oral health at risk, and diagnostic x-rays will reveal underlying decay, fractures or infection.
Professional cleans with our oral health therapist remove calculus (tartar) and plaque in places that your toothbrush and dental floss cannot reach. The care provided by our oral health therapist complements your daily home care and polishes away surface stains that darken the smile.
Active maintenance is a small investment that pays off by preventing more costly procedures and unexpected dental emergencies that interrupt work and holiday plans.
Even if it has been a while since your last dental visit, we can help you get back on track with healthy teeth and gums. Contact Fanelli Dental, our independently owned and operated Gladstone dental surgery.