Wednesday, June 13, 2018

I'm just going to put this off for a while?

We all procrastinate in many facets of our lives, but doing it with your healthcare can have consequences. I can't tell you how many times patients have returned for treatment after months or even years, and it was either not possible to save a tooth or they had lost too much bone to replace a tooth without extensive bone grafting prior to implant placement. Bone is preserved as long at healthy teeth and implants are present. It tends to be lost when nothing is present. Your ability to smile confidently and chew efficiently all of the foods that you prefer are such an important part of your life, why would you want to compromise that because you think that there will be a more convenient time to address it? I can't tell you the number of times patients have told me that they wish they'd addressed something sooner. You only have one body, and your mouth is an integral part of that body. Make a commitment today to be the healthiest and happiest person that you can be. You'll thank yourself for it the rest of your life.

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