For many people, the cost of a dental check-up, especially at a private dentist, seems prohibitive. However, it always works out cheaper than the price of resolving serious dental problems if check-ups are avoided. In order to avoid getting expensive (and extensive) dental treatment for problems you could have avoided altogether, it is important not to skip your regular visits to the dentist in Erskineville.
At Healthy Smile Centre, our philosophy is that prevention is better than cure and for this reason, we encourage our patients to see the dentist in Erskineville at least every 6 months.
Are you actually saving money by avoiding going to the dentist?
Did you know that dental problems such as gum disease or tooth decay begin to develop long before they exhibit any symptoms? For instance, small cavities won’t hurt until the decay reaches the dentin and pulp inside the teeth, which are sensitive. Gum disease, on the other hand, is not painful during its early stage. However, gum disease gets worse as times goes on if you don’t visit the dentist in Erskineville. And if you are in pain and need extensive treatments, chances are that you will need to pay a lot more than you would for a simple check-up.
By focusing on prevention and looking after your teeth and gums at home, you can expect to lower your dental costs.
A price to pay?
In recent years, the cost of dental care in Australia has increased at a faster pace than the cost of medical care overall. However, it is still more affordable to visit the dentist for preventive reasons. Fortunately, you can take advantage of several coverage plans, some of which even cover the entire cost of preventive care. Do your research and you can end up getting your regular cleanings and check-ups for a very small sum of money.
We are here to help
The best way to address your concerns about the cost of your dental visits is to voice them to your dentist in Erskineville. Talk to us and we will provide more information on our costs and any financial plans available.