For many dental patients, follow-up appointments seem like just a formality. However, attending your follow-up appointments is an important part of making sure that you’re healing properly and allowing your dentist to spot the signs of potential problems early on. If you skip your follow-ups, you may suffer from major dental problems, which can have an effect on your overall health.
Follow-up appointments are usually recommended after intensive dental work such as tooth extractions, root canal therapy, and dental implant surgery. Your follow-up is designed to ensure that the mouth is healing properly, and the teeth are healthy. Even if you feel that your mouth is healing correctly, a dental professional can catch things that you may otherwise miss.
Choosing to skip your follow-up appointments can have negative consequences in the form of damaging your dental and overall health. Small issues that may otherwise not be noticed can become larger problems, sometimes resulting in even more dental work. These problems can include:
If you’ve missed your follow-up appointment for a periodontal procedure or dental implants, it’s not too late to schedule now! It’s still important for us to make sure you’ve healed correctly and that you’re receiving the proper dental care.
To schedule your follow-up appointment here at Littleton Implants and Periodontics, please contact our Littleton, Colorado office today. Specializing in cosmetic, LAPIP & LANAP, and dental surgery in Littleton, CO.