Dental patients have a myriad of excuses for not getting their teeth fixed. Busy schedules, financial issues, fear of the dental office, and the level of care needed are just some of the reasons that patients avoid the dentist. We will discuss the top excuses for not fixing your teeth along with some of the solutions.
Loose and damaged teeth can cause pain, affect your social and business life and make eating and speaking difficult. Unhealthy teeth can have a devastating effect on your overall health. An unhealthy mouth can affect your heart and increase the risk of stroke. Experts have linked poor oral health to chronic diseases, including diabetes and respiratory disease. They have also associated it with premature births and low birth weight.
Fixing your teeth can improve your quality of life, make foods more enjoyable, reduce pain, and improve your appearance.
I’m Too Busy
Making your dental health a priority is just as important as making your medical health a priority. Commit to making time for your teeth and you will feel better.
Here are some strategies that can make fitting dental care into your day a little easier. Consider scheduling your appointment early in the morning, before you go to work and before your day becomes busy with many tasks. Schedule your appointment well in advance so that you can free up your schedule and get the date and time that works best. If you will need to complete paperwork try to print out forms and do it at home or arrive early for your appointment.
Make a commitment to your dental health.
I Can’t Afford It
Pi Dental Center offers a wide variety of dental treatment options. We will discuss all of your treatment options and discuss their advantages and disadvantages to help you make a well-informed decision.
Fillings or crowns may be an option to restore teeth. Removable dentures are a satisfactory option for some patients to replace failing or missing teeth.
The All-On-4® treatment concept is an affordable option for dental implant treatment with beautiful esthetic results. This protocol uses a prosthesis supported by four dental implants that are positioned for maximum stability.
Your treatment plan can be segmented into phases to help you address the most serious needs first.
Best practices for optimal oral hygiene can help to avoid costly dental problems. Always practice good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing and regular checkups. Without regular checkups, minor problems become enormous problems, and emergencies can arise at the most inconvenient times.
I Don’t Like Going to the Dentist
Many people dread the prospect of going to the dentist and fear can be a real deterrent for necessary dental care. Here are some strategies to help you cope and make your dental experience more comfortable and positive. Discuss your anxieties with your dentist; ask questions during your office visit so that you will clearly understand all aspects of treatment; practice relaxation.
Pi Dental Center works closely with an anesthesiologist to treat patients with severe anxiety (dental phobia).
My Teeth Are Too Far Gone
There is a solution for all levels of dental need. The doctors at Pi Dental Center create highly customized treatment plans that take your overall dental and health needs into consideration. We include your esthetic and functional requirements in these plans for you to achieve a long-lasting smile.
I Don’t Have a Dentist
Consider Pi Dental Center for all of your dental care needs. At Pi Dental Center, we provide dental care to patients of every income level.
Make your dental health a priority. Clearly, restoring your teeth will do wonders for your overall health and improve your appearance, which can give you a more youthful appearance and a competitive advantage in the workplace. Consider the long-term benefits.
Pi Dental Center has two board-certified prosthodontists and a team of skilled dental professionals that care deeply about you’re your dental health. Call us schedule your initial evaluation. We will be happy to explore all of your treatment options and renew your smile.