How Delaying Your Dental Treatment Could Cost You

O'Fallon IL Cosmetic DentistsDental treatment is easy to put off - after all, if it doesn’t hurt, why should you do anything about it right this moment? Unfortunately, many oral health concerns may not have any symptoms until the problem is more advanced. As a result, it’s common for some people to delay their treatment until something hurts. Here’s why that’s the very last thing you want to do:

Problems Get Bigger

Allowing a condition to go untreated will only provide it with time to get worse. A tooth that needs a filing today, could need a crown 6 months from now, and that’s not an exaggeration. Even worse, the tooth may wind up needing to have a root canal or be extracted.

You Have Fewer Options

We want you to have as many options as possible when it comes to repairing a damaged tooth. Unfortunately, the longer we wait, the fewer options there are. Teeth can break down to the point that they are no longer restorable whatsoever. Or, a larger and more expensive treatment may be the only way to save it.


The last thing you want to happen when you’re out of town over the weekend is a toothache. If you’ve put your treatment off, the compromised tooth could crack, abscess, or cause a severe toothache, putting you in a lot of pain. A toothache may be one of the most painful experiences that you’ve had to endure - but staying on top of your oral care can help prevent you from having one.

At Dream Dentist, we’re committed to helping you enjoy your experience with us. Whether you need a small filling or a complex procedure, our comfort options will ensure a peaceful process for a healthier smile tomorrow! Call us today.

Dream Dentist
1646 W U.S. 50
O'Fallon, IL62269
(618) 726-2699