Many who skipped dental visits in the recession now face pricey procedures

Here is a good article to forward to patients who may be putting off needed dental work.

When the economy tanked and some people felt they had to choose between their groceries and their gums, many went with the groceries and skipped those dental cleanings and checkups.
Now, some dentists locally and nationally are reporting a modest return to the waiting room. But few returnees are smiling.
What was once a cavity is now a root canal. What was once a minor inconvenience (with, say, a $150 price tag for the cavity) is now a larger health problem that requires intervention (and can cost $1,000 or more).

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