Learn Why Dental Care is Important Even in Hard Times
The past year in Texas has been anything but easy. Between living through a pandemic and extreme weather conditions, we have all had to adjust our typical way of life. Even now, many Texans in our area are still dealing with effects on their homes from the snow and ice conditions experienced just a month ago. This upheaval in our lives has left many of our patients cancelling their dental examinations and treatments. While we understand that these are uncertain times for some, we want to stress the importance of maintaining your dental health appointments even when experiencing hardships. Continue reading to learn why dental treatment should never be delayed.
Don’t Delay Dental Treatment
When it comes to your dental health, it is important to be proactive and not reactive. Your oral health is more important than you realize, as it is a window into your overall health. When you visit our office for a routine cleaning and exam, we are doing more than just polishing your teeth and cleaning off plaque and tartar. We are inspecting your teeth, mouth, and gums for warning signs that something more severe might be on the horizon. Visiting our office every six months for a routine hygiene exam is being proactive.
When a suggested treatment is ignored, your routine exams are delayed, or you are experiencing discomfort in your mouth, you are setting yourself up for more involved treatment and costly repairs. What might have started out as a minor repair, such as a filling, if left untreated for an extended period of time, may now have turned into a more severe issue needing a crown or root canal. We hate to see our patients experience results that could have been avoided by visiting our office regularly.
If you are located in The Woodlands, TX area and have not had a dental cleaning and examination in over six months, have cancelled an appointment, or need to schedule a suggested treatment, it is time to give our office a call and schedule an appointment today. We look forward to seeing you soon!