If my tooth doesn't hurt, do I still need treatment?
The answer to this question is a resounding "Yes!"
In the world of dentistry, there are many conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease that don't typically cause much pain in their early stages. That doesn't mean, however, that they're not affecting your oral health!
In fact, when you do feel pain, in many cases this means that the decay or infection has progressed and caused bigger and more costly damage. Treating these conditions in their earliest stages allows you to have the best opportunity for a successful recovery with the least invasive treatment procedures, which is always our goal for you.
At Davis Family Dentistry, we believe that prevention is truly the key to achieving and maintaining optimum oral health. When you come in for your routine six-month cleaning and check-up appointments, we screen you for these and other conditions. Believe it or not, Dr. Kurtis and Dr. Joanne can detect these concerns much earlier than you can, and one reason is that there are often not many symptoms at first.
When you're consistent and proactive about your oral health we can prevent many issues from occurring in the first place.
Contact Davis Family Dentistry today to schedule your next routine visit.