We’ve all probably heard our loved ones say it, and we’ve all probably said it ourselves.
It’s fine. It doesn’t hurt that much. It’s not a big deal. It only happens sometimes. Maybe it will go away on its own. Maybe I’ll wait and see if it gets worse.
Sometimes, minor ailments can be ignored, put off. Bleeding gums, dull aches, sensitivity. While they might be manageable now, these problems are commonly just the first phase of a complication, ready to develop into a much bigger problem and soon. Play it safe and catch things early to save yourself the pain and expenses that larger complications incur. If there’s something wrong or anything out of the ordinary, stop making excuses and consult a professional.
You might think of how it’ll be a hassle and the costs of time and money involved, but remember that prevention is always cheaper than restoration. Catching something earlier is 100% of the time easier to fix. Playing the waiting game just makes things harder to heal, more painful, and much more of a hassle.
And in any case, getting a professional dentist’s opinion on the matter will help much more than hurt, even if it’s just to soothe an anxious mind.
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