Why Is It Important To Reschedule Missed Appointments?
New Jersey has been an interesting place to live over the past year. For many months, we have adjusted to a change in our way of life. Many of you are still working from home, children might be virtually learning or going to school in a hybrid model of learning, restaurants are still not open to capacity, and we rejoice when our local supermarket has paper towels or toilet paper in stock. During the height of the pandemic many of our patients cancelled their dental appointments. We want to encourage them to reschedule hygiene examinations or treatment procedures as soon as possible. Delaying and postponing an examination or needed treatment can greatly affect not only your oral health, but your overall health as well. It also isn’t great for your wallet as additional treatments lead to added costs. Continue reading to learn more about the harm in delaying dental treatments.
The Harm in Postponing Dental Treatments
We understand that sometimes life gets in the way and you have to cancel your appointment. Especially after the past year we have learned to be flexible with our patients. However, if you cancelled an appointment in our office, we highly encourage you to call today to reschedule. Delaying dental treatments can cause serious issues. If a treatment is needed due to decay or a problem such as a cracked tooth, the situation can worsen greatly causing a more expensive or more involved treatment. It is important to remember that dental conditions, unlike some other health problems, don’t get better on their own or disappear if left untreated. Dental issues will always progress into a more serious complication.
We recommend visiting our office for a hygiene examination every six months. During that time, we not only clean and inspect your teeth, but we also examine for additional diseases such as gum disease and oral cancer. If either of these diseases go undiagnosed, it can greatly affect your overall health.
If you are located in the Fort Lee area and have not had a dental cleaning and examination in over six months, have cancelled an appointment, or need to schedule a suggested treatment, it is time to give our office a call and schedule an appointment today. We look forward to seeing you soon!