Pain shouldn't be motivator to visit dentist


Last updated 11/18/2021 at 12:55pm

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This is a 3D X-Ray CBCT that takes 3D Dental X Rays.

Rick Monroe

Special to the Village News

It's better to avoid the pain – and even save money – through regular dental visits, according to Dr. Jordan Colby of Fallbrook Village Dentistry.

"The body is incredible in how it works and tells us about pain," Dr. Colby said during a recent interview. As a cavity grows and approaches the nerve, it becomes painful."

That's our warning sign, he said, but if treatment is delayed, the consequence could be a dead tooth. That's why it is better to catch problems earlier.

The new technology of 3D X-rays makes it possible to discover a cavity that cou...

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