Dental Emergencies

Many people make the mistake of only visiting the dentist when they feel they have a problem. However, instead of coming in for only “crisis treatment,” visiting your dentist regularly and receiving preventative treatment will save you time and money in the long run.

What patients don’t realize is that most dental problems don’t start to hurt until they reach an advanced stage. For example, a cavity can be detected three to four years before any symptoms appear but usually isn’t because early tooth decay does not hurt, and therefore the patient sees no need to go to the dentist. However, pain happens only once the decay reaches the nerve of the tooth. At that point, endodontics and crown are usually necessary, where if the problem was detected earlier, only a small filling would have been required.