Have you begun chewing on only one side of your mouth, because of discomfort with a single tooth? Worse, have you stopped even trying to enjoy your favorite foods, because of how uncomfortable eating has become? If so, you could be struggling with a cavity, an infection, or another dental health issue. Fortunately, restorative treatment could help improve your comfort and the look of your smile. So there is no reason to fear or delay treatment. In fact, the faster you seek restorative treatment the better off your smile will be. You can even get back to enjoying your favorite meals once again, once your smile has been successfully restored.
Don’t Ignore Dental Symptoms
If you experience discomfort or sensitivity, see deep staining or visible plaque buildup, you may feel tempted to ignore these changes. Unfortunately, the longer you delay a dental visit, the more likely extensive restorative treatment will become necessary. So when you are experiencing dental symptoms, schedule an appointment with your restorative dentist as soon as possible, in order to protect your damaged tooth and to improve the comfort of your smile.
Prompt Treatment Can Help Save Damaged Teeth
In the case of cavities, simple dental fillings can generally stop the decay and protect the tooth from further erosion or even infection. However, when a cavity is left untreated, it can lead to far more extensive damage that could require a dental crown or even root canal therapy.
Even root canal therapy, while more invasive than some alternatives, is still preferable to requiring an extraction and prosthetic tooth. So again, schedule restorative treatment when you first experience discomfort, rather than waiting for the situation to worsen before talking with your dentist.