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The American Dental Association advises you to have a routine checkup performed by a dentist twice each year. Each of these basic appointments is designed to clean away tartar and other bacterial matter, while also examining your mouth for any early signs of gum disease and cavities.  

If you have a bad habit of procrastinating your regularly scheduled dental checkups at Dr. Stephen Henry DDS’s clinic, a latent area of tooth decay could worsen and spread deeper into the sensitive core structures of the tooth. As this start to occur you might notice gradually worsening sensitivity and discomfort or increasing toothache pain in the affected tooth.

If you have a distressed tooth, the wisest course of action is to seek treatment from a dentist like Dr. Stephen Henry, as soon as possible.

After diagnosing the severity of the problem he will recommend the best method of treatment method to alleviate the pain and restore the tooth. This might call for him to perform a root canal to fully remove any infected or compromised structures. Then he will create an abutment capable of securing a dental crown restoration.  

If you live in the Foster City, California, area and you have a sensitive or distressed tooth, you should not delay in calling 650-341-5656 to have it examined and treated at Dr. Stephen Henry DDS’s clinic.