One of the most frequent complaints we hear about at our dental office involves tooth sensitivity. There are many reasons for tooth sensitivity, and it’s difficult for a patient to accurately diagnose why their tooth is bothering them.
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It’s a regular job here to face an emergency situation with a patient who has a severely fractured front tooth that can’t be restored quickly and easily. The person understandably doesn’t want to leave the office without a replacement tooth, but there isn’t enough tooth left to cement or reattach the broken tooth.
Preserve Dental Aesthetics – Resume Normal Activities
Over the years, we have developed a technique where we bond the broken tooth segment to the adjacent stable teeth. This restores the aesthetics and function, and allows the patient to immediately resume their activities, whether that includes an evening out, a job interview or an important speech.
No Insurance Coverage?
The change in the economy over the past several years have caused many patients to loose their dental benefits, or to have them substantially reduced. This has led to a spiral of “not coming in because I don’t have dental insurance.” This is the worst thing a person can do in terms of dental health and saving money.
Finding Dental Problems Early: Save Money, Save Time, Save Discomfort
Finding problems when they are still small and manageable is not only simpler for the dentist, but also more economical for the patient. Putting off a dental appointment due to no insurance coverage or poor coverage leaves you open to abscesses, periodontal disease, advancing cavities, suffering and increased future costs.
Do you ever think about the relationship you have with your dentist? I mean, do you ever think about the emergency services he or she can provide you, your family, your friends? Can you reach your dentist directly, or is there only a message machine or no message at all?
Putting off care can result in emergency dentist needs
Have you lost your dental benefits, or had them substantially reduced so you “can’t come in because I don’t have dental insurance”. This is the worst thing a person can do for dental health and your pocketbook. Find out why in our next article, Preventive vs. Emergency Dental Care.