Many people make the mistake of only visiting the dentist when they feel they have a problem. However, instead of coming in for only crisis treatment, visiting your dentist regularly and receiving preventive treatment will save you time & money in the long run.
What patients dont realize is that most dental problems dont start to hurt until they reach an advanced stage. For example, a cavity can be detected three to four years before any symptoms appear but usually isnt because early tooth decay does not hurt. Therefore the patient sees no need to go to the dentist. However, pain happens only once the decay reaches the nerve of the tooth. At that point, endodontics & crown are usually necessary, where if the problem was detected earlier, only a small filling would have been required.