I’m Postponing Dental Treatment Because It’s Not Bothering Me

Have you been told that you need a filling, crown, or extraction? Are you postponing dental treatment because you are not feeling discomfort or pain? If you answered yes to these questions, it is important to seek professional treatment with a dentist before your condition advances and negatively affects your dental health and your wellbeing.

Why Professional Oral Healthcare is Important

Many times, patients may have pressing oral health problems without noticeable symptoms. For example, a cavity may not produce discomfort at first. In fact, when a toothache occurs, the decay has likely spread to the nerves of teeth, which are housed deep inside the tooth. Pain signifies that a cavity has deepened and without treatment, could result in a tooth dying or a painful abscess. Since noticeable discomfort usually signifies a severe problem, it is best to schedule treatment as soon as possible after our team has detected a cavity or fractured tooth.

Another reason it is important to seek treatment for damaged or diseased teeth is the fact that a tooth will not regenerate new tissue on its own. While other parts of the body can self-heal, a tooth cannot once tooth enamel has been damaged. Foregoing necessary oral procedures will only allow the problem to worsen. The sooner you seek treatment, the higher chance our team can conservatively treat your tooth and allow you to retain as much of your tooth’s structure as possible. Treating decay or injury sooner rather than later can save you time and money.

The Importance of Routine Checkups and Cleanings

Even if you do not currently have a cavity or other oral health problem, we strongly encourage you to schedule regular checkups and cleanings. During checkups, we look for a number of potential problems that can affect your health including gum disease, oral cancer, and enamel erosion. Cleanings are important, too, for preventing disease because our hygienists will gently remove tartar—a hard substance that accumulates on teeth that cannot be brushed or flossed away.

Our dentists accept many insurance providers along with Medicaid. For your convenience, our staff will file your claim for you. Schedule an appointment today.

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