The best way to prevent expensive treatments for serious dental issues is to schedule regular check-ups every six months. When you wait until you are experiencing symptoms of a problem to see a dentist, it often ends up costing much more time and money.
For example, a cavity may not cause you any pain until it reaches the root, at which point a root canal becomes necessary. This is a much more expensive and time-consuming procedure. When you see your dentist every six months, these types of problems are identified as early as possible when treatment is easy and more affordable.