Why you Shouldn’t Fear Checkups

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Being nervous, or having a serious anxiety attack, over the thought of visiting the dentist isn’t something that’s rare. A lot of people have serious anxiety issues over dental visits, but there are many reasons why you shouldn’t have those feelings.

Your visits with Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick here at DeMercy Dental in Roswell, Georgia, are important to your oral health. We hope that by explaining the importance of checkups that you’ll be able to put your anxiety aside and enjoy your visits.

They’re necessary

Without regular dental visits, you automatically open your teeth up to a greater probability of contracting cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss. These are all pretty nasty problems that take more time to fix than a dental visit does. Seeing Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick twice a year can almost guarantee none of these problems will happen to you.

Oral cancer screenings

Included in nearly every single dental visit is a screening for oral cancer. This can take many forms, and if you have a family history of it, it’s more important than ever to get yourself checked. When caught early, oral cancer is easily treatable and likely won’t result in too much damage.

At the end of the day, it’s worth it to take the time to overcome your fear of the dentist and make your regular visits. To schedule your next one here, call us today at 770.641.8010.