Let’s face it, many of us have put off the dentist several times in our lives. Unfortunately, delaying your dental visit may end up costing you more than if you go regularly. Your dental health affects your general health, your mental health, and can cause many other issues for you in the long run. Dentists truly care about people and want to help them. The importance of seeing your dentist once a year is just like seeing your regular doctor once a year, and often it can prevent small problems from snowballing into big ones.
Why do We Put Off the Dentist?
One of the main reasons for putting off the dentist is because of the price. People who are uninsured are especially afraid that their dental procedures could cost them an arm and a leg, not to mention a tooth! All jokes aside, it is important to know that many dental offices have plans in place for patients who are uninsured. Many people do not have dental insurance, so don’t despair. At Dental Solutions of Columbus, we have many options for you if you are not covered.
We have flexible financing options, such as CareCredit financing, so you don’t have to pay for your treatment all up front. Do small monthly payments sound more manageable to you? We think so too, so don’t put off the dentist anymore, we do everything we can to remove those financial barriers for you.
There is Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself
Another reason for putting off the dentist could be fear. There are so many people out there who are terrified of the dentist. Why? It could be the sounds from the drills, or the fear of getting a shot of anesthetic, feeling helpless and more. In fact, most people who are afraid don’t always necessarily have bad teeth. It could even be learned fear. If your parents fear the dentist, you could too. Express your fears prior to your appointment with us, and we will do everything we can to make you comfortable.
You WILL Feel Better After Your Appointment
While we could go on and on about reasons people avoid the dentist, there are more reasons to not avoid the dentist. By avoiding the dentist, you are causing yourself a lot of unnecessary stress. If you are in pain from a toothache then you are causing mental stress and physical pain. As dentists, we deal with patients like this all the time, so we understand how hard it can be for some people to make it to their appointment. At Dental Solutions of Columbus, our patients are first, and we want to take care of you and ensure that your visit with us is a positive experience so you keep coming back to take care of your oral health.
Are you ready to fight the fear and make an appointment? Call Dr. Sitaram today for your fearless dental check-up! Call us today or make an appointment online. We can’t wait to see your smile.