Is the fear of being told you have a cavity that needs to be filled keeping you from visiting the dentist? You’re not alone. Many Americans feel anxious about dental procedures, but for a lot of people that anxiety is financially-induced, rather than related to a fear of the procedure itself.
This could be you if you don’t have dental insurance, your insurance only covers preventative care, or your insurance covers just a tiny fraction of dental treatment costs.
But an ignored cavity will only worsen and, in many cases, create new, more expensive problems. Over time, that cavity can become a fractured tooth, or can require a root canal and crown. In some cases, you might need an oral surgeon to remove the tooth and then replace it. These procedures can run into the thousands of dollars.
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