SOURCE: Dr. Ronald Wright Jr.
NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Sep 5, 2012) - When times get tough, financially, individuals are often forced into making sacrifices, curbing or even eliminating certain expenses from their personal budgets. As Europe faces a major, continent-spanning financial crisis, many European citizens are facing tough decisions about what expenses to cut -- and for many, the answer lies in eliminating regular dental care. A recent article from Bloomberg Businessweek highlights the myriad ways in which dental care is getting the ax across the European continent -- prompting a response from dental health expert Dr. Ronald Wright Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee.
According to the Businessweek article, the current European financial crisis is its worst in a generation, leaving many individuals to put their health at risk. As unemployment rises and government healthcare is scaled back, many European citizens are choosing to forgo tooth implants, routine dental exams, and other such procedures.
The ramifications of these decisions could well prove extreme. The Businessweek article notes that while there is no hard data currently available, the decline in dental health standards in Europe could ultimately prevent oral cancer and other, similar conditions from being spotted in time for treatment.
The European dental crisis has won the attention of Dr. Ronald Wright of Nashville. A leading endodontist, Dr. Wright is passionate about the need for dental care, including regular check-ups and necessary procedures, such as root canals and tooth implants. Dr. Wright says that the decision to forgo dental care is an imprudent one, but hardly surprising. In fact, he says comparisons can be drawn to the recent U.S. financial crisis.
"I have witnessed similar poor decision-making a great deal during our recent economic strife," comments Dr. Ronald Wright. "A lot of those within our population regard proper dental health and maintenance as optional. However, contemporary medical research continues to demonstrate a strong correlation between our oral health and overall well-being."
Indeed, Dr. Wright says that neglecting oral hygiene can lead to an array of health problems, beyond just cavities or gum disease. "What many Americans don't understand is that our oral health is an indicator of our overall wellbeing, and a dollar not invested today for preventative therapy leads to thousands of dollars wasted and needless pain and suffering," he says. "When our mouths deteriorate, the rest of our bodies are not far behind."
Dr. Ronald Wright Jr. is a leading endodontist, serving patients in the Nashville and Columbia, Tennessee areas. Wright works to ensure that his patients attain expert corrective treatments to fix issues regarding soft-tissue areas of teeth. Dr. Ronald Wright Jr. of Nashville acquired his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee and completed advanced Endodontic training at the University of Maryland. Dr. Wright has also served the academic community as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland while completing Endodontic coursework and obtaining a Master of Science in Oral Biology. He has served as a part time clinical instructor, as well, at the University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Dentistry.
To learn more about services offered by Dr. Ronald Wright Jr. of Nashville, patients can visit www.drwrightendo.com.