What Happens If You Delay Treatment
Imagine that at your last dental cleaning you were told you have a small cavity that needs to be filled. You decide that, since it is a small filling, you are going to delay treatment because you don’t want the expense or you think you don’t have the extra time in your schedule to book another appointment. You may just wait until the small filling starts causing you pain or when you return for your next cleaning. This is a big mistake that patients sometimes make. Delaying treatment could have major consequences. Continue reading to find out more.
Don’t Wait For Treatment!
Delaying dental treatment is the worst thing you can do for your oral health. What may seem like a small filling can quickly wreak havoc on your mouth and lead to larger problems like root canals, crowns, and even tooth extraction. Unlike some other health problems, dental issues and concerns don’t get better on their own or disappear if left untreated. Dental issues will always progress into a more serious complication, ultimately leading to two problems: larger expense and more discomfort.
There are a number of other benefits to not waiting for treatment:
- Self Confidence – If you know there is an issue with your teeth or gums, it automatically puts a damper on your positive spirit. A chipped front tooth, or chronic bad breath doesn’t make you feel like the life of the party. Being punctual with your dental treatment will give you a smile you will love to show off.
- Save Money – When you delay a dental cleaning or minor treatment such as a small filling, you are potentially digging a money pit for yourself. Treating a small problem is always more cost effective than treating a large one. Something as simple as a small filling or tooth bonding can quickly turn into a root canal or crown, which, in turn, adds to your overall expense.
- Comfort – Tooth discomfort is one of the worst experiences. Delaying dental treatment is gambling that pain isn’t coming at any moment. As soon as something feels off in your mouth, it is best to visit us for an evaluation.
If you are experiencing any indication that there is a problem developing or present with your oral health, we want you to contact our office as soon as possible for an appointment. Please be assured that we are maintaining a safe and comfortable atmosphere in our office located in Canandaigua, NY. We hope to see you sooner rather than later!