The American Association of Endodontics (AAE) has declared May national “Save Your Tooth Month.” At risk teeth that require complex endodontic treatment often get postponed due to financial concerns, time constraints, or dental anxiety which can lead to the loss of natural teeth. However, the AAE has decided to take this opportunity to encourage patients to complete needed treatment, concentrate on prevention through hygiene, and receive frequent screenings.
According to the AAE, saving natural teeth has important impacts on health and quality of life. The AAE also points out that extracting salvageable teeth causes complications because, “Tooth extraction often is more painful than the infection itself, and replacing an extracted tooth with an artificial one requires additional dental visits that can quickly add up.”
Patient education is key. Many are unaware that with advanced endodontic procedures and techniques, Endodontists can treat even severely treated teeth. Natural tooth retention is correlated with better nutrition and longevity, especially in elderly populations. The message behind the AAE’s focus on tooth retention comes from the stunning health outcomes from tooth retention.
Endodontic Practices can participate in Save Your Tooth Month by informing their patients how endodontic procedures cure pain, infection, and traumatic tooth damage. Reaching out through local and traditional media can help get the message out about natural tooth retention.
In addition to improving patient outcomes, education can help endodontic offices meet their financial goals. To ensure the expert handling of increased business from Save Your Tooth Month observances, reach out to the dental billing experts at SB Dental Solutions Dental Billing Company. We specialize in Endodontic Dental billing, which means that our highly trained staff have the expertise needed to help your practice thrive. Keep your patients and your profits healthy with professional billing specialists, and celebrate Save Your Tooth Month along with us and the AAE.