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Why Fix a Problem Tooth If It Does Not Hurt?

Posted on 6/21/2021 by Adam Bartlett
Why Fix a Problem Tooth If It Does Not Hurt?Just because a tooth does not hurt does not mean it should not be fixed. Leaving it go can lead to problems with pain later or a dangerous infection. Therefore, you should have cavities filled, root canals performed, and broken teeth fixed even if they do not hurt.

Preventing Future Problems

If you have a tooth filled that has a cavity, you are preventing problems that may prove to be painful in the future. When decay reaches the pulp of a tooth, that is when it often begins to hurt. By filling a tooth before this happens, you reduce the risk of future pain and infections.

Getting a Root Canal

Sometimes we discover that a tooth needs a root canal. However, the patient is not experiencing any discomfort. However, upon examination, we find that the tooth's pulp is indeed damaged or an infection has set in. If we do not perform a root canal, the infection can spread and affect the overall health and well-being of the patient. So, you should not ignore the need to get a tooth treated, even if it does not hurt. Otherwise, you may be experiencing a far worse dental issue, such as an abscess.

Fixing a Broken Tooth

A broken tooth, even if it does not hurt, should never be overlooked as well. If you don't repair the damage, you may eventually lose the tooth. Therefore, you should always see us when part of a tooth crumbles off or you have any type of chips or cracks. If you wait, you will only delay the inevitable. By taking care of the tooth now, you will also experience a much better outcome.

Most people are driven to see us when their tooth is in pain. Don't wait for that to happen. Give us a call whenever your tooth is damaged. We can prevent future dental issues and pain. Call us today for an exam and consultation.

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