Dentists and doctors often treat patients dealing with issues that could have been rectified quickly and easily had it been addressed at an earlier date. In fact, many serious consequences stem from patients simply failing to seek the kind of consistent medical and dental care that is often capable of preventing these more serious issues from arising in the first place. This is why so many medical and dental professionals are so insistent when it comes to maintaining regular appointments, as this is the most effective way to prevent difficult circumstances from adversely affecting their patients.
While most patients feel healthy and may legitimately believe that everything is all right and a physical or a check-up is completely unnecessary, the failure to seek preventive care only guarantees that reactive care will be the only strategy available. Doctors and dentists are obviously more than capable of treating patients already dealing with a medical or dental issue, but it should be clear that it is simply best for all of the parties involved that patients to commit to seeking preventive care on a consistent basis.