People often come into our office for a routine dental check-up and are surprised to hear that they need a treatment such as a filling, root canal or crown. They are surprised because they haven’t felt any pain. “Why do I need this treatment when I feel fine?” The answer is simple. By the time you feel pain, the decay has usually progressed to a more serious level, often causing more damage to the tooth and surrounding tissues and requiring a more involved and expensive procedure.
Credit ~Emil M. Verban, Jr. DDS, Mclean County Dental
This why it is soo important to come in for your routine exam and cleaning. X-rays show us the decay in between your teeth and any infection that may be present.
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