Smiling Hills Dental
Michael Alano, DDS

Why do I need to go to the dentist if my teeth do not hurt?

Pain is not the best way to determine if something is wrong with your teeth.

Unlike the rest of your body, pain is not always present even though a serious condition may exist. Teeth only hurt when the nerve is affected by trauma, decay, or infection. Your nerve is housed safely inside your tooth structure under a layer of dentin, which is similar to bone. Your entire tooth is protected by enamel, which is the hardest substance in your body. If you wait for your tooth to hurt, you may end up needing more expensive treatment or it may be too late to save the tooth. 

We know that patients stay away from the dentist for a number of reasons. Financial concerns, fear, and being busy are just a few. We make it easy for our patients to do business with us by providing a great value in the dentistry you receive, accepting a number of payment options, and having convenient weekend and evening hours to accommodate your busy schedule.

Preventive dentistry can help you avoid many painful dental conditions. Give us a call today to schedule your next dental appointment.