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Cavities without Pain?

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If 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 Dr. William J. Black

William Black earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis in 1988. He then went on to the UCLA School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1992. Following dental school, Dr. Black served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years as a dentist. He then settled in the Sacramento area where he opened his practice in 1996. Dr. Black is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Sacramento District Dental Society (SDDS), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is currently pursuing Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry and accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Black has 8 children, works actively with the Boy Scouts of America, and enjoys gardening.

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