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Reasons Not To Delay A Dental Visit

While it may seem convenient in the moment to push back or cancel your dental visit, it can lead to serious ramifications regarding the health of your teeth. This blog will cover some of the primary reasons you should visit the dentist regularly. 

Severe Tooth Decay

If you have a toothache, sensitive tooth, or other oral health problem that you believe is being caused by a cavity, delaying your visit to the dentist will only make the problem worse and can lead to severe tooth decay. Severe tooth decay can create a wide range of problems that are more serious than a cavity, including the need for tooth extractions, root canal procedures, dental crowns, and much more. With regular exams with your dentist, you can monitor the health of your teeth to combat severe tooth decay.

Advanced Gum Disease

Delaying your dental exam also opens the possibility of developing advanced gum disease. Gum disease has two main stages: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the most common form of gum disease and is the least severe. When caught at this early stage, gingivitis can be cured or reversed, making routine exams an important part of your oral hygiene. When left unchecked, gingivitis can turn into periodontitis, a stage of gum disease that is highly destructive and irreversible. Periodontitis can lead to bleeding gums, damage to the ligaments or joints between the root of the tooth and its socket, tooth loss, and even diseases that spread to other body parts. To prevent advanced gum disease, visit your dentist at the earliest signs of gingivitis!


Last but certainly not least, delaying a dental visit could lead to serious complications of oral infections. If tooth decay and gum disease set in, your oral health could worsen, allowing infections and bacteria to spread to other parts of your mouth, and in serious cases, to other parts of your body. Bacteria and infections this severe can require additional dental care, and if not treated properly, could enter your bloodstream and cause a widespread infection. 

Contact Lindner Dental In Bedford, NH!

If you have any questions about the ramifications of delaying a dental visit or would like to schedule a dental visit, contact our team at Lindner Dental! You can also call our office at 603-624-3900. For decades, our experience and passion in the dental industry have allowed us to help those in the Bedford, NH community!