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What can you do?
a. Go to your dentist once every 6 months. Dental exam and x-rays are the best way to diagnose cavities.
b. Look out for simple symptoms that can be an indication of problems starting. For example: discoloration of your tooth, sensitivity to sweets and cold and in worse case, piece of tooth breaking off.
c. If a dentist tells you that you have a cavity, you should get it fixed as soon as possible. Once you have a full blown cavity, it cannot be reversed, so might as well get it treated. However, viagra online pharmacy you are always entitled to a second opinion.
With all the advances in preventive dentistry, it shocks me that so many people still get cavities. If the damage continues, they end up with root canal; if the damage gets worse and the teeth cannot be saved, they must be removed and replaced by implants.
In over 30 years of studying this in my own patients, I have found that a few simple habits could have prevented 80 percent of the damage.
Isaac came in after a ski accident with his front tooth broken right into the nerve. We did a Vital Pulp Therapy (VPT) instead of a root canal and bonded his tooth. He looks great, the tooth is comfortable and strong.
Joseph came in with a deep hole in his wisdom tooth that reached the nerve. He didn’t want to remove his wisdom tooth. We did a Vital Pulp Therapy (VPT) instead of taking the tooth out. When we spoke to him the next day he told us, “I feel great, I saved my tooth and I saved money!”