In the busyness of our day-to-day lives, health can often take a backseat. Sometimes we do our best to grin and bear it through discomfort or pain to either save costs or to keep up with our other demands, but this procrastination can end up being more costly long-term. In this blog, we cover when it is best to seek prompt care and the potential risks associated with pushing your dental health to the side.
When Should You Consider Immediate Care
The first question that may come to mind is: What symptom or concern requires immediate care? Some symptoms we would recommend not ignoring would include severe toothache, bad cracks or missing teeth, lost or broken dental restoration, dental abscesses, cavities, and soft tissue injuries to name a few.
Each of these conditions has the potential to advance and cause additional complications, let alone are likely quite painful to begin with. Dental discomfort or issues with the structure of your teeth shouldn’t be neglected or accepted in your day-to-day life.
The Risks Involved With Not Seeking Dental Care
Your health should always come first, and regardless of the benefit of cost savings, it is important to address dental concerns sooner than later to prevent potential health complications. Various risks can stem from not getting the dental care you need in a timely manner including the following:
Ongoing Dental Complications and Infections: When not treated properly or promptly, infections can spread and ultimately become long-term health complications. The earlier you treat an infection, the less chance you have of subsequent and more costly treatments. Gum disease, for example, can be treated more proactively and this reduces the need for periodontal treatment.
Potential to lead to ongoing health problems: Your oral health plays a large part in your overall health as infections can spread into your bloodstream and affect other conditions. The earlier you treat a condition, the less chance of having the problem grow.
Increased costs and additional procedures: Dental conditions like a cavity or chipped tooth, are relatively easy to treat and more cost-effective. A small cavity that is spotted and treated is far cheaper and simpler to treat than a neglected cavity that eventually requires a root canal or at times, extraction.
Get The Right Treatment Options For You
At KDC we offer solutions for concerns that need immediate care such as missing or broken teeth, cavities, broken dental restoration, and more. Whether it is full dental implants or addressing a quick chip, we’ll work together to find the most efficient and thoughtful treatment to ensure you can go back to experiencing comfort and enjoying your radiant smile.
It’s important to emphasize the importance of ongoing and routine dental care as well. By maintaining good hygiene and regular cleaning, you will be less likely to experience dental ailments. Not only that but by having a dentist routinely check in on your oral health at your appointments, you’ll have a higher chance of spotting a condition or concern proactively and addressing it before it becomes a more complicated treatment.
The Long-Term Cost Benefits
Not only are their health risks involved with not seeking immediate care, but it can also be a costly choice to push off a resolution. Procedures such as dental implants appear to be an expensive investment, but they have a 95% success rate over ten years, which reduces long-term and ongoing costs.
To reduce some financial barriers to getting your needed treatment, the government of Canada has recently launched the ‘Canada Dental Benefit’. The Interim plan helps lower dental costs for eligible families and applications begin in June 2024. In addition to this, the government is offering a dental plan to those over 65 who can begin applications in May 2024.
Get In-House Financing For Cosmetic Dentistry
We are passionate about providing our patients with exceptional dental care and working towards solutions that make access to this care accessible. We offer flexible and fully customizable in-house financing to accommodate client budgets and ensure financial barriers don’t get in the way of getting the care you deserve.
As we understand that dental procedures vary in extensiveness and costs, we work closely with you to better understand your needs and find a solution that works best for your budget and required care.
“Throughout my career, I’ve seen first-hand how transformational great dental care has been in my patients’ lives. We built our practice to increase accessibility and provide excellent care to everyone in our community. Our partnership with PaySpyre has been a significant step in getting us closer to achieving this vision.“ – Dr. Michael Webster, Owner and General Dentist, Kelowna Dental Centre.
Prompt and Timely Dental Care at Kelowna Dental Centre
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