How many times have you said, ‘If only!’ ‘If only I had changed my oil,’ ‘If only I had stayed in college,’ ‘If only I had worn sunscreen.’ We’ve all been there. But at David Rice DDS in Elgin, we hope you never have to say, ‘If only I had taken care of my teeth!’
If you have neglected your teeth, we invite you to let us help you get back on track to oral health.
It’s Worth It!
Some people may think their teeth are too far gone – that no amount of treatment can restore their dental health. If that sounds like you or someone you love, we’re here to tell you it isn’t so. There is always a way to make your teeth look and feel better.
That doesn’t mean it will be easy, but it will be worth it. In cases of neglected teeth, initial treatment begins with an inspection in our office. At that time we will identify the need for any fillings or extractions. A root canal may be in order, too – but don’t let that frighten you. Modern dentistry has taken the pain out of even difficult cases.
We’ll also look for signs of gum disease, which is common in cases of neglected teeth. If we find it we’ll begin a sequence of cleanings and treatments to revive your gum health.
There Is Always Hope
Once your mouth is back in a healthy condition, we start looking at what needs to be done to fix any damage. It may not be a walk in the park, but it won’t be as bad as you might imagine. And it will definitely be worth it, in the long run.
Your biggest takeaway from this post should be this: there is hope for your teeth.