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Monday
Mar212011

Do I really need to fix that tooth? It isn't bothering me...

I run into this question quite a bit.  All dentists do.  Often when I find something amiss in the mouth, it's small and relatively easy to repair.  Many times patients will say "but it doesn't hurt, do I really need to fix it?"  Well, yes you do.  Preventive dentistry is not just preventing the need for fillings and other dental treatment, but also treating problems while they are small, easy and less expensive to repair.

Today I had a really nice lady in who, for whatever reason, didn't follow my advise and replace a failing filling two years ago.  She arrived in my office with a piece of the tooth in hand.  Unfortunately now the tooth has become a bigger problem.  She will at the very least require a crown.broken tooth

I often like to compare routine dental care to routine automobile maintenance.  The manufacturer says to replace the oil every 5000 km.  The car still runs ok if you don't and you could be fooled to think you don't really need it that often.  But one day the engine may seize up and that's one big problem....if only you changed that oil as recommended....

If you want a better look at the before and after images of here tooth, just click on the image itself.