There is not a simple answer to this question. Dr. Bagley uses x-rays and state-of-the-art technology to diagnose dental concerns in their earliest stages. If you're proactive about completing your treatment, it will often save you time, money, and discomfort. In general, your dental treatment will never be less expensive or less painful than it is on the day Dr. Bagley discusses treatment options with you – it only becomes more expensive while the likelihood of dental pain increases.
Ultimately, it is up to you to decide when to complete your recommended treatment. However, the longer you wait, the more complicated and expensive it can get.
For example, if your Greeley dentist detects tooth decay in its early stages, you can likely restore your tooth with a simple dental filling. If the decay goes untreated, it will progress and get worse, eventually moving into the root canal chamber inside your tooth, where it results in a tooth infection. At this stage, you would need root canal treatment to get rid of your infection and preserve your tooth. Additionally, you would need to restore your tooth with a dental crown to make it strong again — much more complicated treatment for a tooth that you could've initially treated with a dental filling. Allowing it to progress even further might require a tooth extraction, followed by a dental implant.
If time or cost is a concern for you, we're happy to work with you to help you economically and efficiently complete your treatment. We also work with companies like CareCredit to divide the cost of treatment into manageable monthly payments.