The Balance Between Proactive And Reactive
We often talk in dentistry about the proper balance between proactive and reactive when it comes to caring for patients. We certainly don’t want to treat something that doesn’t need to be treated, however, thanks to modern dentistry, we can stay ahead of problems before they become a bigger concern.
In this video, Dr. Brown describes the benefits of treating dental problems early.
As Dr. Brown explains, dentistry has evolved and we are able to better predict dental issues before they become more complex. Thanks to technology, we can see signs of dental problems that otherwise might go unnoticed until there is visible damage or pain. Being able to better predict problems reduces the amount of work we have to do which means your treatment is shorter and less costly. It’s a win-win!
A great way to explain this is to think of the roof on your home. You don’t want to wait for your roof to leak before you fix it. Typically, you look for signs that your roof has a problem — missing shingles or slight water damage, rather than waiting until water is dripping through your ceilings to address the issue. This is how we approach dental problems, as well. We want to fix your teeth before there is pain or irreversible damage.
In order to achieve these goals, we will take our time with you, be as detailed as possible, and present you with options so you can decide what is best for you. When we see you at each visit, we will be honest and tell you what we see, but we won’t pressure you to do something you don’t want to do. We will give you the opportunity to address issues before they become more complex, and ultimately, the choice is yours.
If you have any questions about your dental health or particular dental treatments in West Chester, please schedule a consultation with us today. We look forward to seeing you soon!