Next to the state of their oral health, dental costs are a big concern for a lot my patients. In some cases, patients become so cash-strapped they may skip their dental appointments altogether. This may seem logical now, but this may come back to bite them in the future.
Cavities can quickly become a tooth abscess. Gingivitis may grow and turn into gum disease.
It’s easy (and minor) to treat these early dental problems, but if not addressed soon enough they could lead to intensive and expensive treatments down the road. I’m talking about thousands of dollars in oral health problems. Problems that home remedies and over-the-counter medications can’t fix.
Preventive dental care is critical to the health of your mouth – and your pocket book. Conditions like periodontal disease are serious. In fact, researchers have found that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease. Gum disease also has been tied to higher risk of stroke.