If I need a very big procedure, how long can I put it off??
As with so many things, the answer is it depends. Just like with cars and homes, and even the rest of your body. Fixing small problems today keeps them from becoming bigger problems tomorrow. And if you’ve already put it off so long that it’s become a big problem, but you still want to hold off, ask yourself, “What will happen when it becomes so big that you can’t work, you can’t eat, and you can’t sleep?”
No one should have to endure that kind of misery. At the very least, you should come in for a checkup to make sure it’s not about to become a big problem. If it’s a matter of cost, many times a big procedure can be broken up over into smaller steps that take place over time so you can spread the cost out.
Remember, you only have one body, you should take good care of it because it’s going to be with you for a lifetime.