I Needed to Find a Dentist
I knew that I needed to start looking around for a Tracy dentist because I was going to be due for my six month cleaning and exam. I am very careful about not missing those because I don’t like going to the dentist. That sounds like a contradiction, but it actually isn’t one. I have found that if I am regular about my cleanings and exams, problems are going to get caught early on. It is not the actual cleaning by the hygienist that bothers me, nor is it the exam by the dentist.
What bothers me is when the dentist used to find something wrong with one of my teeth. That has happened a few times. Every time but one, it was able to be handled with a filling. The one time that it was not was because the tooth was just rotten from the inside out. She explained that she could try to save it, but she didn’t think she would be able to. Rather than spend thousands of dollars on a dental procedure that had a better chance of failing than being successful, I opted to have that tooth pulled. It was in the back, so no one would be able to see the gap anyway.
That was not a fun time, having that tooth pulled. That is why I decided to go ahead and keep my regular cleanings and exams. It just made more sense to catch things early on rather than letting them fester and grow out of control to where the only option would be to have an extraction done. I was able to find a Tracy dentist by looking at different dentists in the area. I really liked what I saw with Mission Peak Dental, and that is why they are going to be my new dental team. I go next week for my first cleaning and exam with them.