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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 Yuri Kaneda, DDS

Dr. Yuri Kaneda was born in Japan and immigrated to the US when she was 4 years old with her family. She lived in Ohio, Nebraska, and Illinois before finally settling in the San Diego area. A graduate of Bonita Vista High School, she went on to the University of California Berkeley where she obtained her Bachelors in Microbiology and Immunology. After working for 2 years in growth plate research at University of California San Diego, she went to the University of California San Francisco Dental School for her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Upon graduation, she returned to San Diego where she worked as an associate in the practice of Drs. Morimoto and Yaryan, her childhood dentist. She then started her own practice in 1995 and has been at her present location since 1999 which happens to be across the street from her high school!

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