At North Oaks Dental our goal is simple: to help you keep your mouth healthy, and your smile looking its best, through every stage of life. As your partner in oral health, we’ll be here for you, come what may, with comprehensive dental treatment options from preventive to cosmetic to restorative. But we won’t be able to do much good if you never come for a visit to our Royal Oak, MI dentist’s office. So give us a call today at 248-712-1522 (Royal Oak) 248-963-1969 (New Hudson) to request your next preventive dentistry appointment. In the meantime, keep reading to hear some of the possible negative consequences of postponing the high-quality dental care you deserve. These are the things we can help you steer clear of along the way.

Your Situation Will Continue To Deteriorate

Let’s be honest: oral health issues are not going to take care of themselves. They don’t simply go away or get better with time. In fact, what happens is exactly the opposite of that.

The good news is that problems like cavities or gingivitis can be easily reversed or effectively treated by a dental professional who catches such things early enough.

But there is a flip side to that. You see, a small, initially painless problem can eventually escalte into a big, painful, expensive ordeal. For example, those little cavities you ignore can end up with you needing to have root canals, extractions, crowns, dental implants and so forth to save your smile. Additionally, something like gingivitis can turn into full-blown periodontal disease, which in turn can lead to tooth loss and worse. It turns out that advanced gum disease has been linked to health concerns elsewhere in your body.

Don’t let things get out of control. Let us keep an eye on things for you instead.

Prolonging The Solution Can Be Costly

With or without dental insurance, prevention is always cheaper than looking for a solution after the fact. Talk to us about ways to keep up with your preventive care, because the more serious the issue becomes, the more expensive it is to fix. Usually the more conservative and less costly procedures are only an option if you don’t put off the treatment required to get you back on track.

Your Confidence Will Suffer

Most folks put off treatments because of the time involved (and perceived inconvenience), immediate cost, or dental anxiety. They only re-think that plan when they are confronted with severe dental problems. Then these patients struggle to eat the foods they love, and have a smile that they are too embarrassed to share.

Call Today To Get Your Smile Back On Track

We love helping patients overcome smile issues so as to improve their looks, health and confidence. Don’t worry, if you have been ignoring your oral health needs, you won’t hear a lecture from our team when you come in for your next preventive dentistry appointment. But please let us know if you have any special needs (like if you suffer from dental anxiety) and we will do our best to make it a pleasant, pain-free experience each and every time you walk through our doors. All you have to do now is call North Oaks Dental in Royal Oak, MI today at 248-712-1522 (Royal Oak) 248-963-1969 (New Hudson) or contact us online to schedule that appointment.