The Consequences Of Avoiding Dental Care
Welcome back to the ongoing blog of Overmeyer Family Dental. Have you ever avoided dental care? Maybe you have not seen a dentist in a long time. If so, you are not alone. We meet patients every day who are just like you. There are many reasons why one might skip out on their routine visit to our office … or simply not have a dental routine set up. While we don’t recommend this habit, we can help you get heathy again!
Let’s talk about why you might avoid care, dental anxiety, personal finances, the consequences of avoiding dental care, and how we can help you. If you have any questions about your situation or how we can help, please feel free to contact our team. We would also be happy to help set up an appointment.
Why You Might Avoid Dental Care
People avoid dental care for two major reasons: 1) They are scared of visiting the dentist, or 2) They can’t afford it. Our team can help you with both of these issues.
Dental Fear Or Anxiety — Dental fear or anxiety is a common affliction that can really put a damper on someone’s dental health. We firmly believe that the way to maintain a beautiful, healthy smile is by visiting a dental office on a regular basis. Dental fear or anxiety can keep people from having a pleasant dental experience and cause them to avoid care altogether.
Fear or anxiety is often caused by a traumatic or simply unpleasant dental experience in the past, but it doesn’t have to be. Dentistry gets a bad rap for some of the techniques used in the past. Today, dental care is safe and downright comfortable. Our team can help you get the care you need despite your fears.
Personal Finances — Other people avoid dental care because they feel as if they can’t afford it. Dental care, much like health care, is quite an expense. However, our team offers options to help make paying for your care easier.
We meet patients all of the time who are visiting the dentist for the first time in years because until now, they couldn’t afford care! We can to stress to our patients that we can help find a payment solution that works for you! Read on to learn more.
The Ugly Consequences
Avoiding dental care, especially for many years, can cause serious problems in the mouth. Because you are not getting checked out on a regular basis, you are allowing disease and decay to run rampant. You might not even notice there is a problem until too late! Some of the issues you might run into are:
- gum disease
- tooth decay
- tooth loss
- oral cancer
How We Can Help You
Don’t let your oral health get too out of hand. Our team can help you get the care you need before it reaches the point of major disease, decay, tooth loss, or cancer. But even if you already have any of these problems, we can still help. We make dentistry safe, comfortable, and affordable:
Compassionate Staff — Our staff is trained to work with all ages to help them feel comfortable and well cared for during their visit to our office. We are compassionate, caring, and will help your experience be as pleasant as possible.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation — Nervous? We offer nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas) to ease anxiety and help our patients feel relaxed. If you think you could benefit from sedation, please speak with our team.
Payment Options — We try our best to make dental care easy to afford. We offer interest-free payment plans, prepayment discounts, and patient referral credits, We also work with most dental insurance plans and even file your claim for you. CareCredit, a third-party, interest-free lender, is also an option. Talk to our team about your situation and how we can help you afford the care you need.
Make An Appointment
Ready to get the care you need? Our team would be happy to help you avoid the consequences of a lack of dental care! You can call us at (407) 871-3143 or request an appointment online. We look forward to working with you.