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The Problems of Procrastinating a Dental Visit
Oct 16, 2019

It seems like staying constantly busy has become routine for adults in America today. We get it: you work, you take care of kids, you make dinner, and clean, and mow grass, and pack lunches, and work some more. It hardly seems fair that there’s only 24 hours in a day. So with your busy schedule, how in the world can you find time for a dental visit? Whether you’re busy, or have anxiety about going to the dentist, procrastinating a dental visit can have serious consequences.

We often only see a patient after he or she begins experiencing pain or sensitivity. Often this pain and the treatment they consequently have to receive could have been prevented. In some cases, the issued could have been avoided by maintaining proper oral hygiene and dental checkups every six months.

Checkups allow your dentist to help you prevent issues or catch issues early. Early detection, before symptoms of pain appear, is often extremely important and can dramatically reduce the amount of treatment needed.

You could develop cavities, gum disease, or a number of other oral issues in the duration of your dental absence. This can lead to a plethora of dreadful side effects, including root damage, severe toothaches, and even tooth loss.

If you haven’t been to the dentist in over six months you’re due for a visit! We recommend you schedule an appointment as soon as possible and continue to schedule regular visits every six months. In addition, if you experience any discomfort or pain, do not delay seeing a dentist. Making time for a visit will help keep you healthy — and pain-free.