Dental Basics: Understanding Cavities
When many people think of a dentist, one of the first associations they make has to do with filling cavities. While this has traditionally been one thing dentists are known for, it is far from the complete picture.
Nevertheless, tooth decay is one of the most common diseases world-wide and, if neglected, can become one of the most expensive to treat. Our practice philosphy is that it is far better to prevent a problem from occurring than it is to treat it. For that reason, we feel it is important for you to understand your condition so that you can make informed decisions.
If knowledge is power, then we want you to be able to take control of your dental health with useful and practical information.
After over twenty years of practice I have learned that many patients feel a cavity should hurt before you treat it.. Unfortunately, that can be a formula for disaster. Some time ago, I prepared this short video to explain just why that is.
You can also click here for our blog post and more information on this subject.