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Is it Ever Too Late for Dental Work?
Posted on June 27th, 2020
Let’s be honest. If you are like most people, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us have even avoided seeing a dentist for years at a time. Research shows one in three Americans avoids going to the dentist regularly. As the time spent away from Dr. Mack and Dr. Wachter’s chair adds up, so does the cost of potential dental work.
You start to feel and even see that your teeth are not in good shape. Plaque and tartar buildup, toothaches, sensitivity to hot and cold, bleeding gums, deep, dark stains, perhaps even loose, clearly decaying teeth. Either way, by the time you get to this point you are probably wondering—is it too late to see the dentist? Here’s what Dr. Mack and Dr. Wachter has to say when it comes to oral health:
It is never too late to seek dental care!
No matter how old you are, what condition your teeth are in, or how long you’ve been avoiding a trip to your local Bellevue dentist, there is something we can do to help. Even if you are missing all your teeth, we can still help restore your oral health, smile, and quality of life. Going to the dentist—even when there is nothing wrong—is the key to three important parts of your oral health:
Diagnosis and early treatment of any issues – Dr. Mack and Dr. Wachter can detect tooth decay, gum disease, even signs of oral cancer before they become serious. Preventive care is truly the best medicine when it comes to your smile. That’s why most insurance carriers cover the bulk of costs for x-rays, bi-annual cleanings, and checkups.
Keeping dental care costs down – One of the main reasons people avoid the dentist is for fear of the cost. The longer you wait, the more expensive it gets, and the more time you will have to spend in Dr. Mack and Dr. Wachter’s chair. If you don’t have insurance or need additional help working treatment into your budget, we’re happy to offer flexible financing options to help you get the care you need when you need it.
Maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile – At Family Dentistry of Bellevue we put your oral health needs first, so we really mean it when we say don’t hesitate to ask us any questions! We offer everything from simple fillings to full mouth rehabilitation services and we’ll work with the needs of you and your family to give you the healthy, radiant smile you deserve.
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
We hope you all have been doing well and staying healthy! Our office has been busy
preparing to open next week. Our office will be seeing very limited patients the week of
May 4 th . We plan to work preventative and elective care in with our full schedule starting
the week of May 11th.
We have made some changes regarding your Upcoming Dental Appointment.
Our office doors will remain locked at all times (but monitored).
When you arrive for your dental appointment you will call the office 402 291 4468 to let
us know you are here. We will ask a series of screening questions to ensure the safety
of all patients and staff members. You will then remain in your car until your provider
ready for you. We are extending appointment times to manage social distancing and
allowing extra time to sanitize. **Please make sure you are arriving on time to your
dental appointment or we will ask that you reschedule**
COMPANIONS, CHILDREN, DRIVERS, ETC, WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT, WE ASK THEY EITHER STAY HOME OR REMAIN IN THE CAR.
Upon entering the office we will take your temperature and ask that you apply hand
We will begin calling patients that have been waiting to get in or have had their
appointment cancelled due to Covid-19 as soon as we can. Please be patient as we
have many calls to make.