Are you getting so sick of avoiding some of your favorite foods and even drinks, all because of distracting tooth sensitivity? Many people don’t realize that while tooth sensitivity is not uncommon, it can often be a symptom of an underlying oral health threat, such as a dental cavity. If you are experiencing sensitivity, don’t keep settling for changing your diet to avoid discomfort. Instead, talk to your dentist about whether restorative treatment could be the key to restoring your comfort, and protecting your teeth.
Did You Know Sensitivity and Discomfort Are Commonly Warnings of Trouble?
Tooth sensitivity, and especially discomfort are often early warning signs of dental problems, like cavities. Fortunately, if you seek treatment quickly, your dentist can likely help to eliminate the discomfort, and also to protect your smile, with minimally invasive treatment. That said, the longer you wait to see the dentist, the more likely it is that extensive measures will become necessary.
Prompt Restorative Treatment Can Help
In the case of most dental cavities, fillings are a great solution. Dental fillings can be completed quickly, without discomfort. Yet they produce durable protection.
Modern fillings can even be made to look natural, since they can be crafted from a composite resin material that is made to match the shade of natural teeth, and sculptable, which allows the dentist to fit one seamlessly within the smile.
That said, if you do wait to seek out treatment when you first begin experiencing a dental problem, it could lead to more progressed decay, and even a painful tooth infection. In those cases, you may find yourself in need of root canal therapy, instead of a simple filling.
Need a Dentist to Help Restore Your Smile?
Restorative dentistry can help to prevent discomfort, infection and even tooth loss, and you can schedule a restorative consultation with Dr. Fondriest by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517. We welcome patients from the North Shore area of Chicago, including Winnetka, Highland Park, North Brook, Glenview, and the surrounding communities.