Have you felt a nagging pain at the back of your mouth, radiating from your molars? Or maybe you’ve noticed that sharp, stabbing pain every time you bite into your ice cream or take a sip of your coffee? There are many things that can wait till later, or the next day, or next year, but when it comes to your oral health, you cannot afford to keep postponing your dental check-up.

But I can’t afford to keep going to the dentist.

In this case, spending money by getting prompt dental care from Buckhead Dental Partners in Atlanta, GA will actually allow you to save money. While it is true that you’ll have the spend money out of your own pocket, especially if you do not have dental insurance, chances are that you’ll only be opting for minor procedures such as simple drill and fill treatments in order to get rid of cavities or routine scaling and planing to get rid of tartar. These procedures are nowhere as expensive as root canal procedures and gum surgery, which you would most likely need if you don’t visit your Dr. Ballard as often as you should.

What’s the point of going to the dentist when your mouth feels perfectly fine.

One of the most common dental myths is that you will know that you have a cavity because you’ll be able to feel it. There are so many things wrong with this myth. First, your cavity will be very small so your tongue will barely be able to feel this microcrater. Secondly, if the cavity has extended only to the enamel, then you won’t feel any pain because this region doesn’t contain nerve endings anyway. But wait until the cavity burrows deep enough into your tooth that it reaches the pulp, and then you’ll feel intense pain. Dr. Ballard and his professional team at Buckhead Dental Partners in Atlanta, GA can examine your teeth to make sure you don’t have any cavities and prevent further damage.

Schedule your dental checkup today.