Important Reasons Not To Delay Dental Treatment
Have we recently recommended a dental treatment and you have been postponing your appointment? Adulthood is not always simple. It can be very easy to let the “to do” list take over and put your needs and desires on the back burner. Whether you have a family, you are burdened with the requirements of your job, or you just feel the stress of daily life, all too often your needs are put to the side to deal with another time. Unfortunately, more times than not, the delay turns into a much longer time period than expected. We see it time and again with our patients. If you are in need of a dental treatment, we encourage you to take the time and put yourself first. Delaying and postponing dental treatment can lead to serious complications with your oral and overall health. Read on to learn more.
Delaying Treatment Will Only Lead to Problems
We know that many of our patients lead busy lives and it can be difficult to find the time to come to our office, but if you have been postponing a needed dental treatment, you are doing a disservice to your oral health. Unfortunately, dental decay does not heal on its own. It continues to worsen until you experience extreme discomfort, a dental emergency such as a cracked or broken tooth or even a tooth that is in such poor condition it needs to be extracted. Decay in your mouth can also lead to inflammation of the gums as well as inflammation in other areas of the body, such as the heart.
Don’t Let Nervous Feelings Get in the Way
We know that many patients postpone a needed dental treatment due to nervous feelings or fear. We encourage our patients to be honest about their feelings so we can help you overcome your emotions. Whether you need further explanation of the treatment to feel better or even the assistance of nitrous oxide to help you relax, we don’t want you to postpone treatment because that will only lead to additional treatments and longer or multiple visits to our office.
If you need to schedule the dental treatment we recommended, be sure to contact our office located in Kewaskum, WI to schedule an appointment. As we mentioned above, if you have nerves, be sure to speak to one of our team members about your feelings. We are here to help!