Why Should I fix a Tooth That Doesn’t Hurt?
- Posted on: Apr 15 2009
Through routine dental visits, my patients allow me to detect signs of tooth problems early. In this way, I save them time and money that would have been spent on complicated procedures had they not been proactive.
Silent Dental Problems
Many dental problems often provide no initial pain signals, including:
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Loose crowns or fillings
While the patient remains oblivious to one or more of these conditions, the area is rapidly decaying as bacteria build up.
Potential for Widespread Infection
If patients wait until a nerve is impacted and they’re feeling pain, they’ve generally waited too long. Nerves are the pulp at the tooth’s center. Here, the blood vessels and nerves from the rest of the body enter the tooth. If decay reaches the pulp, infection can spread to other parts of the body. If infection reaches the chamber running down the root of the tooth, or the root canal, the patient’s only two options are a root canal procedure or tooth extraction.
If you are interested in getting a top-notch professional cleaning that can save time and money, please contact the offices of Drs. Lesueur and Dr. Dodaro today at 480-834-6991 to schedule an appointment.
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