Your dental health is important, and when you skip out on an important dental appointment, you are only putting yourself at risk for greater issues, that will end up costing more money to treat. Furthermore, during shifting times in the world it is even more important to get dental issues treated in case the economic and healthcare climate get worse. In fact, dentists are reporting more and more cases of severe dental decay and calculus (tartar) buildup in patients’ mouths due to months of not being able to go to the dentist during the pandemic. This is a serious indication that now—a time when dental offices are still open for elective dental treatments– is the best time to get your dental issues taken care of, while you still can.
A Recent Trend in Dental Appointments for Cracked, Fractured Teeth
According to the American Dental Association, dentists are reporting that more patients are complaining of fractured and cracked teeth than they have ever before. Why? Many theories exist, but one major theory suggests that because of the increase in stress amongst many Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, causing people to grind their teeth and clench their jaws a lot more.(New York Times, 9/11/2020.)
Another theory is that because patients went so long without being able to have proper dental treatment, whatever was wrong in the first place only got worse with time. Either way, the indications all point towards one major problem—access to dental care. Dentists everywhere are urging patients to get their dental treatments now before issues in the mouth worsen and in case of a second wave of COVID-19.
Why You Shouldn’t Skip A Dental Appointment, In General
Because teeth cannot heal themselves, they can only be fixed with professional dental care. Skipping a trip to the dentist will only worsen whatever issues that you currently have. In many cases, letting any oral health ailment progress will wind up costing you way more than you’d normally pay, as more work will likely need to be done. The best way to prevent this is by attending your dental appointment within the recommended time frame. Schedule a dental appointment as soon as possible with one of our extraordinary dentists at Advanced DDS in Garden City, NY for full-service dental care at 516-825-1100.