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Cavities without Pain?

Teeth Inspection MirrorIf It Ain’t Broke, Why Fix It?

Patients are sometimes surprised when they have a cavity or two and wonder, “How can I need a filling when I haven’t been in any pain?”

Unfortunately this is common because cavities often don’t give any warning signs at all. Teeth can become extremely broken down and even abscess due to decay and still never hurt.

So while it may not be causing you any discomfort at the moment, our experience has shown that catching problems early can prevent more extensive and costly treatment later.

If at any time you would like a more detailed explanation of our treatment recommendation, just ask! We are always happy to discuss options so patients can make informed decisions about their health.

We recommend regular examinations and cleanings at least every six months. Don’t become a dental emergency, see us for regular examinations.

About Brent T. Ingram, DDS

San Jose dentist Dr. Brent Ingram received his doctorate of general dentistry from The University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and his B.S. in Accounting at Pepperdine University. However, the study never stops when you’re a dentist. Since taking over the practice at Complete Dental Care over 10 years ago, Dr. Ingram has gained certification in Invisalign®, 6 Month Smiles® as well as the latest methods of Endodontics, Laser surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry. Born and raised in Los Altos, California. Dr. Ingram currently lives in Santa Clara, with his wife Amy, son Rafe and new daughter Rhys Lillian, (who has no teeth but she’s trying!). Besides family time, he also enjoys golfing, skiing, traveling, theatre and watching his favorite basketball team, The Golden State Warriors.

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