Everyone knows they should be going to the dentist every six months or so, but sometimes it’s not that easy. And the longer it’s been since your last appointment, the harder it seems to finally show up. At our Alma, MI dental office, we get that — and we have ways to help you feel relaxed, comfortable, and welcomed so you can get treatments you need for that winning smile.
What If I’ve Ignored A Cavity For A Long Time?
Tooth decay happens when bacteria secrete an acid that corrodes the enamel on your teeth. This usually starts out very small, so you may have ignored it when the cavity was first detected. Why bother paying for something so small? But over time, the bacteria continue to thrive, making that cavity bigger and bigger. If it’s gotten so big that a normal filling won’t help, we can offer a dental crown. This is a cap that looks just like a healthy version of your tooth. Once placed, it seals up the damage and protects the tooth. And at our Alma, MI dental office, we have a CEREC machine that will create your crown the same day as your visit. No waiting!
Will You Be Upset Because It’s Been Awhile Since My Last Appointment?
At Mid-Michigan Dental Excellence, we are dedicated to providing you and your family with the necessary dental treatments so everyone can have winning smiles. That means focusing on you and your needs, not lecturing you. Sure, everyone should be visiting regularly for cleanings and exams. But we want to make your experience a great one, not something to dread. When you visit our office, our entire team will take care of you and make sure you feel welcomed, no matter how long it’s been since your last appointment.
What If I’m Afraid Of What Will Happen?
Unfortunately, not every dental office has our focus on making you feel comfortable and welcomed. Such bad experiences can lead to dental anxiety, a condition where you feel anxious or even fearful of heading to the dentist’s office. If this sounds like you, you are certainly not alone. That’s why our staff goes out of their way to help you feel relaxed, and why we focus on pain-free dentistry. But if you still need help, we offer sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide or oral medication to induce a deep relaxed feeling.