There were two dental patients.
One patient came in every six months for her check ups and cleanings. At one visit we found a small cavity that we repaired in a thirty minute appointment and charged the patient $120.00.
The other patient waited three years between visits and when she came in, a cavity on her tooth had gotton so bad that we had to do a root canal therapy and crown on the tooth. It took three visits and cost $1700.
Economic times are tough for many people now and many are looking for ways to save money. One of the worse things you can do is to postpone your dental visits and not catch problems at their start.
For your health and your pocketbook it is better to keep your dental appointments.