Returning To The Dentist After A Long Break
Why you should not feel embarrassed about taking this beneficial step for your oral health.
Whilst most people do keep up with their regular six monthly appointments at the Confidental Clinic, this is not always the case. Some people cancel an appointment and then don’t rearrange it. Others may even simply not show up for that appointment and may ‘disappear’ altogether.
Obviously this is not a good thing, but there can be a number of reasons for it. A change in circumstances may make it more difficult to get an appointment at a suitable time, or sometimes, a nervous patient avoids an upcoming procedure and may drop out altogether.
In nearly all cases though, if you don’t see a dentist for some time, you will almost certainly pay the price. Instances of decay and gum disease may cause serious oral health issues and tooth loss is a real possibility. Delaying can also lead to more complex and expensive treatments becoming necessary.
Taking the first step
Eventually, most people will need to see a dentist again. Sometimes, they will be in so much pain with a toothache that there really isn’t any option. Others may, one day, decide that their teeth are in a poor condition and are unattractive and may wish to correct this. From the perspective of this Clapham dental practice, in either case, patients should not feel embarrassed. We are here to help!
The aim of our team of dentists is not to judge you for not seeing a dentist for a long while, but to help you to get your oral health back on track. Naturally, once this has been achieved, we will encourage you not to let your regular appointments slip again. There is little point in having your teeth restored if you are going to neglect them again.
For those patients who have not been to a dentist for a very long time, you are likely to notice a real difference in what our dental practice can offer. Technology now allows us to treat a wider range of issues than was once the case. Modern orthodontics, for instance, can now perform the same function as traditional and highly visible metal braces. This enables people to straighten their teeth without the need for unsightly metal braces.
For those who are returning to the dentist for the first time in a while due to their dental phobia, don’t worry. We are sure that you will soon feel more relaxed in our friendly Clapham practice. We even offer help for nervous dental patients in order to enable them to have any necessary treatment to restore their teeth. You may well find that after you have had this help and felt comfortable, you may find your confidence in our team of dentists builds to a point where you don’t require special support or treatments such as sedation in subsequent visits.
Above all, no patient should feel ashamed that they haven’t been to a dentist for a long time. To paraphrase an old saying ‘the first step is the most important on your journey’. Taking the first step to call us for an appointment can only help you to have better oral health. So why not take your first step today by calling us on 020 7801 9060?