Long Island dentist Dr. Rybak shares a case that could have been avoided.
Why is it important to see your dentist for regular check ups?
This is a first mandibular molar (tooth #30). The patient experienced no pain and had no check up for over one year. A deep cavity was present which caused an infection, requiring a root canal. If this patient waited longer, they could have lost the tooth because of how quickly the cavity was growing. Always get your 6 month check ups to avoid costly procedures. This tooth will also require a crown along with a few adjunctive procedures.