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Combat your fears and look after your teeth with our dentist

A significant percentage of the adult population suffer from dental phobia. It is important to remember that, thanks to advances in dental technology, dental treatment can be carried out with minimal pain and discomfort and with different types of sedation available you can speak to our dentist Richmond and find out about addressing your fears and looking after your teeth. Teeth have been designed to last for the whole of our lives, however if you do not look after your teeth properly, which means maintaining excellent dental hygiene and visiting our dentist Richmond on a regular basis, you can suffer from early tooth loss. Early tooth loss can have a huge range of implications. It has a domino effect which means that one missing tooth results in multiple missing teeth in a very short amount of time.

Cavities and tooth decay

You need to visit our dentist Richmond at least once every six months and more often if you want to retain your teeth for the rest of your life. Studies show that those who suffer from dental phobia are more likely to develop cavities and tooth decay and they are more likely to lose a tooth early on in life. This is because cavities and tooth decay are asymptomatic to begin with. You may not realise that you have any issues until the problem is serious. Once it becomes serious you will be in severe pain and discomfort and then you will find that you have no choice but to visit the dentist. By that time you may have irreversible damage and you may require a tooth extraction. If you manage to visit the dentist before the damage is irreversible then you will still require extensive dental treatment in the form of a root canal, filling and a crown to restore the tooth or teeth that have been affected. To prevent this you need to address your fears early and visit our dentist twice a year, more often if necessary and undergo a thorough dental examination each time so that our dentist can check for any signs of cavities and tooth decay and help treat and reverse them before they can have any serious effect. Visiting the dentist on a regular basis helps prevent these issues from developing all together.

Dental implants

If you have avoided the dentist for many years or even decades, it is still not too late. If you have missing teeth then our dentist will talk to you about tooth replacement and find the best solution for you. At Sheen Dental we recommend that you replace missing teeth with dental implants. Dental implants help you replace your missing teeth permanently, which means they restore the appearance of your smile and the full function of your mouth for the rest of your life. This can prevent further complications in the future and strengthen your remaining teeth so that you have a healthy and happy smile. Speak to us at Sheen Dental today and discuss your dental phobia. We look forward to welcoming nervous patients so that we can show you how much dental technology has advanced and how we can help you look after your teeth. Speak to us today and learn more about why the dentist is no longer a scary place to be. Let us help you enjoy good dental health and a beautiful smile for the future.


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