If nothing hurts, why would you “fi x” it? I completely understand that rationale, because common sense says that if there isn’t a problem, there is no need to address it. The problem is that this rationale DOESN’T work in the medical and dental worlds. In the early stages of cancer, nothing hurts. In the initial stages of a cavity, it doesn’t’ hurt. Gum disease, doesn’t hurt, until it has progressed into more severe stage…and then it can be too late. Ask my brother-in-law if he has any regrets on his recent decision to “wait” on dental work I recommended (even family doesn’t follow good dental advice!).