Katoomba Dental Centre

Why You Should Finish Dental Therapy Even if Your Pain Is Gone

January 31, 2020
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Posted By: Katoomba Dental Centre

Sometimes patients begin medical and dental treatments, but they do not complete therapy when their symptoms improve. The same is true for medications—often people start antibiotics, for example, but don’t complete the course when pain or symptoms subside.

Your dentist in Katoomba, NSW strongly recommends completing all scheduled treatments to ensure the future health and comfort of your smile.

Reasons You May Need Ongoing Dental Treatments

If you experienced a dental emergency in Katoomba, we might have started treatment to stabilise your situation but provided a follow-up appointment to complete your dental care. In this case, it is crucial to keep your follow-up appointment or risk treatment relapse.

Some dental treatments require more than one appointment. In some cases, for example, you may need a dental crown following trauma or root canal therapy. This step usually takes place during a follow-up appointment after your tooth has healed. Without follow-up, your tooth is vulnerable to breakage.

Ongoing treatment for periodontal disease is another example of why keeping dental appointments is critical to your smile health. Without ongoing treatment for gum disease, you risk your oral health and overall wellness.

No matter, the dental procedure, failure to keep ongoing appointments, specifically when in treatment for a dental condition, may risk your health. Additionally, if you feel better, it is likely due to your ongoing therapy, which indicates treatment is working for you. It may stop working if you stop care.

If the reason or reasons for ongoing therapy are not clear, we encourage you to ask questions. Our team is always here to provide answers and address your concerns.

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Your dentist in Katoomba and our team welcome your call to arrange a dental exam and teeth clean. Also, we encourage your call if you have any questions.

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