So You Think You Have a Cavity? Now What?

Got a Cavity? Now What?

Do you suspect that you might have a dental cavity? For patients who have unfortunately struggled with dental decay in the past, the warning signs might be recongizable. But for many patients, who have never been diagnosed with cavities before, some of the warning signs of truble can be easily ignored. By knowing what they are, and seeking treamtent promptly, there is a much greater chance of addressing the issue with minimally invasive treatment like a dental filling. However, left to progress, cavities can lead to painful tooth infections, that might eventually require eitehr root canal therapy, or possibly even extraction.

Don’t Ignore Dental Decay

It is important to realize that the teeth are strong, but they lack the ability to repair themslves the way some parts of the body can. This means that over time, without restorative treatment, a dental cavity is likely to worsen, often to the point of becoming a painful tooth infection.

Avoid this by taking great care of your teeth, through dental hygiene, a healthy diet and regular preventive checkups and exams. But also by paying attention to changes in yoru smile. If you nkotice deep discoloratoin, sudden or heightened senstiivty, ordiscomfort when chewing, know that these are all potential warning signs of enamel erosion, like caviites.

Enjoy Confidence, Comfort with Restoration

If you are diagnosed with a cavity, the good news is that modern restorations are desigend to be comfortable as well as confidence inducing. That’s because dentist can now create tooth-colored dental fillings to protect fragile teeth. Made of compsoite resin material, most patients find that modern fillings are much sleeker, more attractive, and more comfortable than their metal counterparts.

For more extensive damage, porcelain crowns are another beautiful and durable restorative option.

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