Remember: Treating One Problem Prevents Another

There may be something about dental care that you assume is isolated. When you need to treat something like a cavity, for instance, you may figure that you have forever and ever to get it done because it’s just a cavity, existing on its own, and affecting nothing else. However, this isn’t how your oral health works! When one thing is wrong, it generally leads to another problem (and often, another). One of the reasons you will hear our Cerritos, CA team suggest you act quickly when you need any type of treatment is not necessarily what you assume. Of course, it’s wonderful to get out of pain, to resolve issues in a timely manner, and more. However, the other pressing matter is that it will prevent a snowball effect! Consider some examples for clarity!

Treating Bruxism Protects…

When you find out that you have bruxism disorder, we will offer you dental care in the form of a simple, comfortable mouthguard that you wear at night. It offers effective care and can ease your bruxism. It will also help the symptoms stop. What you might not realize is that when you give yourself a buffer to reduce your grinding and clenching, you are protecting yourself from also dealing with broken and eroded teeth that tend to follow. You will also protect yourself from TMJ disorder, which is a frequent subsequent result of bruxism, as well!

Treating Wisdom Teeth Prevents…

You may know that it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed with oral surgery at our practice. However, you may not feel the urgency that we would like for you to feel. Why not? Here’s what you should recognize about this: If you leave third molars where they are but they need to come out, they can cause all sorts of damage and pain. You may end up with cysts, tooth decay, infections, damage to nearby teeth. Remove them to prevent such problems.

Treating Tooth Loss Helps Stop…

When you come to us for dental care to address your missing teeth, you are stopping a whole slew of potential problems that you don’t want to deal with. This is particularly true when you select dental implants. They will prevent multiple issues including but not limited to: They will stop your smile from becoming misaligned, they will ease hygiene problems, and they will stop your jawbone from deteriorating.

Treat Concerns Today For A Healthy Smile Tomorrow

Don’t ignore problems at the moment because you assume they are isolated. Instead, remember that your mouth works as one larger framework, so addressing all issues is worthwhile. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.