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3 Things That Come From Dental Neglect

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You’ve just been told you need some dental work. Hearing that you need restorative dental needs is not ideal by any means, but it’s not something to take lightly. The dental team at Royal Oak Michigan looks at every aspect of your smile and looks to provide long-lasting results. You can trust us to preserve your natural smile or to make your smile more functional again.

Restorative dentistry can be an extra expense, and extra expenses can be hard to come by. But it’s important to fix dental problems as they arise instead of putting off the issue. Today we have 3 things to consider if you want to put off dental care. North Oaks Dental is ready to see you in our office. So give us a call today at 248-794-1162 to book your visits.

  1. Your Dental Issues Will Get Worse

Dental problems are not like a sore muscle or a bruise. They rarely go away with rest. You’ll need intervention from a qualified dentist. Problems like dental decay or gum disease can only be reversed or treated by a dental professional. Plus, fixing small problems as soon as they arise is better for your smile — and your wallet (we’ll have more on that later.). A small, painless problem can also easily develop into a major, painful issue. You see, a small cavity can turn into a major problem if left untreated. Too often we see patients who have cavities and decided not to fix the problem for years. Then, inevitably, those cavities turn into bigger problems. We could have fixed the issue with a small filling, but now it needs a crown. Or, a tooth that once needed a crown can later become impossible to save. You see how this can quickly snowball.

We don’t want to scare our patients who have minor dental issues, but we always encourage patients to resolve outstanding problems as soon as possible. It gives us all peace of mind.  

  1. You’ll Pay A lot to Fix The Issues

We understand that not everyone has dental insurance AND that dental insurance payouts aren’t always that great. But it’s a fact that prevention is always cheaper than restoration. That means putting away money for cleanings or exams or simple restorations — even if you find it beyond your budget. You read above how dental issues can quickly take over the smile and lead to larger problems. Of course, the more serious the issue, the more expensive it is to fix. So, paying a few hundred dollars now can save you a few — or several — thousands of dollars later. It’s true. Just ask a person who need a full-mouth reconstruction. That can easily cost as much as a new care!  You can save yourself boat loads of money, stress, and pain if you fix your problems as soon as possible.

  1. Your Self-Esteem Will Suffer

When people skip dental appointments or put off treatment, it’s not as if they are saying, “I don’t care how I look.” People put off treatments because of time or immediate cost. They don’t always see the value of fixing their issues and keeping their mouth healthy … until their great smile is gone. And perhaps it surprises them when they begin to experience severe dental problems. But the effects of a bad smile — or missing teeth — are disheartening. Patients struggle to eat the foods they love, or they hate showing their smile. All of these problems can lead to a big decline in self-esteem. We’ve seen many patients depressed about their smile and afraid to engage in social situation because of the way they look.

At North Oaks Dental, we can treat your dental problems big or small. We help patients overcome their smile issues and improve their confidence. If you have been neglecting your oral care, you won’t hear a lecture from anyone in our office whenever you become one of our patients. We’d love to meet with you and discuss some of your smile goals. Call us today at 248-794-1162 to book an appointment.  

 

 

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