I Haven’t Been To The Dentist, And I’m Afraid To Call!

Everybody knows they should be going to the dentist every six months or so. Yet so many people skip appointments, making easily treatable problems grow. That only gets worse the longer you wait. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you might be worried about making that first appointment with Dr. Ardelean, your dentist in Sterling Heights, MI.

First, know that you are always welcome here. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since your last appointment, we promise to deliver excellent dental care without lectures or nagging. Our goal is to help you. To that end, here are some reasons people might be reluctant to make that appointment, and what we can do to help.

Relieving Dental Anxiety

Some people can vividly remember that one really bad visit to another dental office. Maybe the staff there treated you like you were bothering them somehow, or maybe a particular procedure didn’t work well and ended up hurting a lot. Regardless of where it comes from, dental anxiety is a very real problem.

If you are so worried about dental work that you are missing appointments, we can help. First, our staff knows how to treat you well from the moment you come into our dental office and will help you feel relaxed and comfortable. Dr. Ardelean knows how to provide pain-free treatments, and we even offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you relax throughout the procedure.

Delaying Means Making It Worse

Some people never go to the doctor unless they’re sick. Why pay for a visit when there’s nothing wrong? These people do the same with dentistry and never make an appointment unless there’s a problem with their teeth, such as bleeding gums or a toothache. Some even try to tough it out and hope ignoring the problem will somehow make it go away.

Unfortunately, very few dental problems simply disappear. Almost always, they will get much worse if left untreated. For example, a small cavity will only get larger and more painful, and an infected tooth will just keep getting more painful until the tooth dies. Regular care, including dental cleanings and exams, is crucial to staying healthy. If we can spot and treat problems early or even prevent them altogether, we can save you a lot of time and money.

How Much Will It Cost?

Perhaps it’s the cost that has you worried. Not knowing how much your dental care will cost you can be just as bad as any version of dental anxiety. We accept most major dental insurance companies, and in case you don’t have insurance, we work with CareCredit for low- and interest-free financing. We even offer a $1 new patient exam (excluding X-rays) and other promotions to help make it more affordable.

Don’t worry if it’s been a long time since you last saw a dentist. Our staff, pain-free dentistry, and payment options can help make that first appointment go smoothly. Call us today at 586-739-1111 or use our convenient online form to schedule your next appointment.