Did You Forget Something Important?
Did we recommend a dental treatment the last time you visited our office and you have delayed scheduling your appointment? We know that the past few months have been hectic with the holidays and the start of the new year. It seems like life is constantly busy and there is always something new to take up free time whether it be work, school, extra-curricular activities, or social commitments. With the start of the new year, it is important to evaluate your oral health. Delaying needed dental treatments can lead to more severe problems. If you experience dental anxiety or fear, we never want your feelings to hold you back from getting the care you need. Read on to learn about the importance of scheduling your appointments and how we can help if you are nervous.
Don’t Delay Treatment
We know that life gets busy, especially during the holiday season, but it is important not to put your oral health on the back burner. When we recommend a dental treatment, it is because we can see a problem. Oftentimes, patients might not be experiencing discomfort, so feel they can postpone treatment. Unfortunately, dental decay does not heal on its own. Decay continues to worsen until you experience a true emergency, such as extreme discomfort. When that happens, what was once a simple filling may have turned into something more extensive, like a root canal or even an extraction.
We Can Help Your Nerves
If you are delaying treatment due to dental anxiety, we encourage you to be honest and contact our office about how you feel. We offer two forms of sedation, nitrous oxide and oral sedation, depending on your level of anxiety and fear. Using a sedation method can help you relax while you get the care you need and eliminate the potential for additional problems to develop. Delaying needed treatment can increase the likelihood for lengthier procedures and more treatments.
The start of a new year is a great time to evaluate your oral health. If you are in need of a dental treatment or a hygiene examination, be sure to contact our office located in Denton, MD. We look forward to seeing you soon!