What Should I Look for When Searching for a New Belchertown Dentist?

April 14, 2018

Man talking to dentist in dental exam roomHow did you pick your last dentist? Many patients answer this question by saying it was the one closest to their home or office or the office that took their dental insurance. Unfortunately, what we hear from a lot of these patients is that they weren’t necessarily happy with this dental office, but they didn’t really think that any other office would be better. Studies show that patients are more likely to keep up with their regular dental office visits when they have a good relationship with their dentist. Taking some extra time to find the right practice may dramatically increase your chances for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Does Your Tooth Pain Require a Root Canal?

September 27, 2016

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Your dentist explains when a root canal is needed.Tooth pain is a common occurrence that can range in severity and often occurs without any warning. Often, people ignore minor tooth pain, believing that it is normal from time-to-time. However, tooth pain is never a normal occurrence. No matter how minor or severe, tooth pain is a sign of an underlying problem that must be addressed by a dentist. Leaving tooth pain untreated can cause the problem to intensify. For example, a minor toothache could be an indication of a cavity, which is easily treatable. However, when left untreated, decay will worsen, causing a root canal to be needed in the future. At Valley Dentists of Belchertown, we do not want to see you place your oral health at risk. We have the information you need to better understand the causes of tooth pain.