You might think about the cavity in your tooth and figure it’s no big deal. Lots of people get cavities and you didn’t even realize you had one. So, you can certainly wait a while until you get around to worrying about restorative care, right? Maybe you have a cracked tooth or an infection and you think that as long as it’s not too uncomfortable, you can just ignore it. The truth is, it’s extremely important to fix your smile as soon as you can. If you don’t already know why, it’s time to broaden your knowledge!
Problems Bring Worse Problems
We know that you may think of a cavity in your smile as an isolated, compartmentalized problem that you can treat when you are ready. You may also imagine that problems with your oral health will stay exactly as they are. However, it’s important to remember that one problem may turn into many (for instance, a cavity may cause your tooth to break, which may yield infection). Or, a problem may become very severe, resulting in extreme discomfort as well as the requirement of a treatment that’s more expensive than the original suggestion. See what we mean? Jump on restorative care ASAP to avoid further worries.
Problems Can Lead To Tooth Loss
You might be under the impression that as long as you eventually come in for restorative care, we can fix your teeth and other tissues. While we can always assist you in returning to a complete smile, we cannot always save your original, natural tissues. Concerns that are ignored for too long may lead you down a path toward tooth loss. You can even end up with damaged jaw tissue. Treat problems immediately to avoid the need for advanced treatments like bone grafting and prosthetic teeth.
Fix Teeth Soon To Promote Lifelong Oral Health
Remember that once you have fixed your oral concern, you will return to a healthy smile that can last and last provided you care for it. Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.