It’s one thing to treat a symptom because you’re uncomfortable and seeking relief. It’s another entirely to continue doing so, even though you’re pretty sure something is wrong with your oral health. When you notice you’re applying topical numbing gel, avoiding a certain part of your smile, taking pain medication, or otherwise and it’s happened more than once, it might be time to come in. Consider some reasons why!
Reason #1: You’ll Waste Time And Money
The longer you attempt to address an underlying oral health issue by covering it up, the more you’ll be spending money on products for pain relief. In the end, you’re still going to end up requiring dental care, such as a filling. The less expensive way of handling the situation is to come in, receive necessary care, and avoid spending extra money (and time) on products that don’t fix the problem.
Reason #2: Things Can Get Complicated
You might start off by dealing with some minor pain. Maybe this is a sign that you have a little cavity that needs a filling. However, if you let it go on and on and you continue to try to cover it up by masking symptoms however you can, the problem can snowball. Suddenly, you find yourself at our practice in need of a root canal and crown instead of a simple filling because you ignored the signs.
Reason #3: It’s Nerve Wracking
For some patients, the longer you wait, the more worried you become. As worry mounts, you may feel less and less inclined to come in, so whatever’s going on with your oral health has even more time to worsen. Come see us! The sooner the better.
See Us Today If Your Smile Is Bothering You
See us now instead of later if something is bothering you, so we may treat oral health issues long before they cause serious damage. To schedule a visit with DentaCare Dental to find out all you need to know, call our Longview, TX, office today at (903) 758-5921.