Do I Really Need to Go to the Dentist as an Adult?

Do I Really Need to Go to the Dentist as an Adult?


Many people have a fear of the dentist, even as an adult. Whether you had a bad dental experience or you suffer from general dental anxiety, you may be putting off scheduling a dentist appointment and wondering if it’s even necessary to go since you’re an adult. Well, the answer to that is yes, adults still need to go to the dentist for regular checkups.

How Often Should I Go to the Dentist?

Dr. Eric Wiitala recommends that you have a routine dental checkup once every six months to rule out gum disease or any dental problems you may currently have from getting worse. If Dr. Wiitala can catch a cavity at its early stages, you will be able to have a simple and painless filling rather than waiting until your tooth hurts because it’s decayed and infected.

In addition to having regular six-month checkups, you should see a dentist if you notice a chipped tooth, a shift in your teeth, bleeding gums, teeth sensitivity, or any tooth or gum pain.

What if I Have Dental Anxiety?

If you suffer from dental anxiety, you are not alone. Having a severe case of this anxiety can cause you to delay going to the dentist until there’s already a significant problem established. This could cause you to need to go through a serious dental procedure, increasing anxiety. Most people are afraid of the dentist because they think it’s going to hurt. Dr. Wiitala and his compassionate team of experts have advanced pain management methods to eliminate any pain during your treatment. If needed, there are also sedation methods that can be given to make you feel calm and relaxed.

Schedule Your Dental Appointment With Dr. Wiitala

Don’t wait until your tooth is in pain and possibly infected to schedule a dentist appointment. Call Dr. Wiitala in Scottsdale, AZ, at 480-657-6981 to book a routine checkup. Dr. Wiitala has over twenty years of dentistry experience and is known for his caring and gentle approach while providing a calm and comfortable environment to create a positive dental experience.