Have you been putting off that dental appointment for a while now? Like the morning alarm have you been snoozing, getting that check-up done or having the root canal over with is just something you don't want to wake up and face. Well, you're not alone. Millions of people dread dental visits and tend to see them as more of a to-do than a must do.
Even with regular brushing of the teeth, flossing, and excellent dental care, seeing our dentist is still a necessity. Do you realize, however, that there are consequences to delaying the inevitable? Seeing our dentist regularly should be as routine as brushing your teeth. Here are a few reasons why you should not reschedule your next appointment.
A Simple Cavity Could Get Worse
Way before cavities manifest, the process of tooth decay has already begun. Even in patients with perfect dental hygiene, a rotten tooth may present itself without any reason. Getting a regular dental cleaning enables our dentists to take note of any changes that would indicate cavity formation. In such cases, the cavity formation is mitigated, and a crisis averted. In this scenario the discomfort of regular dental cleaning far outweighs the pain of a filling or a root canal.
Certain oral cancers are best found out early in the process of development. For such cancers, the earlier the diagnosis, the better the prognosis. Sometimes, it takes the experienced eye of a dental surgeon to notice a malignancy coming along.
You May End Up Losing Your Teeth
Cavities spread, and this is a fact. When you put off getting your cavity worked on, you ultimately end up getting all your teeth needing to be worked on. The earlier a single cavity is worked on, the better for the entire oral hygiene.
A Skipped Visit Equals a Double Appointment
In a bid to skip the discomfort of a single visit, you may end up needing more appointments because the decay has advanced. When it comes to dental appointments, the mantra should be; might as well get it done! Call us to see how we can help you.