Patients often tell me and ask me this when a cavity is diagnosed. Small cavities are generally pain free and are very affordable to treat. However, if they grow, and believe me they will, they will end up costing much more as the required filling becomes larger, and once they reach the nerve of the tooth, then the cost will be at least 10 times as much as the earlier proposed treatment.

Therefore, pain or not, twice a year dental checkups are extremely important and valuable.

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