Great question! We empower our patients to make their own decisions about the treatment that's right for them, and when you should complete it.
With that said, if Dr. Godinez recommends treatment for you, it is probably best to get it done as soon as you can.
For example, when we recommend a dental filling for you, it means that there is active tooth decay inside your tooth. If you're proactive about completing your treatment, a dental filling is typically sufficient to restore your tooth to health.
If tooth decay is left untreated, it progresses further into your tooth causes more damage. This could mean the need for a more substantial filling, or worse, it could reach the nerve of your tooth and cause an infection. Now, you'll probably be in pain, and you'll need root canal treatment to alleviate your infection and discomfort and preserve your tooth.
Our goal is for you to have the least invasive and most comfortable treatment procedures. When you are proactive about visiting Dr. Godinez every six months for teeth cleanings and examinations, we can help you avoid problems like tooth decay and gum disease, which saves you time and money in the long run.
Contact your Encinitas dental office today if it's time to schedule your next dental appointment.