Don’t Skip Dental Visits for any Reason

There are lots of reasons people skip dental visits, I’ve listed some below. A top reason is dental anxiety or dental phobia. Dental anxiety is incredibly common but most people who experience fear of the dentist are embarrassed to admit it. Really, it is nothing to be ashamed of – like I said lot’s of people have anxiety over dental appointments. But Asheville dental patients do have a way to get the care they need without dental anxiety being a problem – sedation dentistry!Asheville cosmetic dentist Dr. John Highsmith doesn't want patients to skip dental visits for any reason, including anxiety.

Think about the use and abuse your teeth get every single day. Is it any wonder your dentist wants to check them every six months to make sure everything is OK? Don’t let anxiety stand in the way of this important health care visit.

Here are several excuses that people use to avoid visiting the dentist:

  • I don’t have dental insurance. Well, dental insurance typically doesn’t cover very much anyway and if you stick to regular dental hygiene visits and practice good oral health care at home you will be surprised at how little your preventive care will cost. Taking care of your mouth while it is healthy helps prevent expensive situations from popping up in the future and if we do discover a problem it usually costs a lot less to deal with it early. A good example is tooth decay – a small cavity can be filled very easily but if it is ignored it will become a very large cavity, which can turn into a much bigger problem including root canal and a crown.
  • I don’t really care how my teeth look. That’s OK but good oral health is about a lot more than a pretty smile (although most people like a nice smile). Oral bacteria can travel throughout the body and has been found everywhere from the heart to inside tumors. Keeping your mouth healthy is key to keeping good overall health.
  • I am just plain terrified. We understand patients who have dental anxiety and fear. Using sedation dentistry we can treat years of neglect and dental damage while you are completely relaxed. Using a simple little pill you can get the treatment you need free from anxiety.

See, no more reasons to skip your dental visits. Please contact Asheville cosmetic dentist Dr. John Highsmith today at 828-627-9282 to schedule your next appointment.

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