Are you experiencing tooth sensitivity or a nagging pain while chewing? These could be signs of a cavity. While not an ideal situation, treating a cavity has become a very routine procedure. Spotting a cavity and receiving treatment right away is the best way to prevent further damage and the need for a root canal in the future.
If your tooth has accumulated some decay, it needs to be removed to prevent bacteria from entering. Once Dr. Kelly removes the decay, a tiny hole is left over, so we use a filling to protect the area.
Unless the cavity has been left untreated for a long time, the procedure tends to be very short. That’s why it’s important to come in for an examination and cleaning at least twice per year. The longer it’s left untreated, the more opportunities it has to grow.
Cavities are a widespread oral health issue caused by numerous factors. Some of these can include:
Even if you feel like you’re doing your best while brushing, there is a chance you are missing spots without even realizing it.
Sometimes you might not even feel a cavity at first, but if you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, getting a filling will provide the relief you’re looking for. Some other great benefits you can expect include:
If you’re experiencing pain or sensitivity from one or more teeth, it’s best to come in to see us as soon as possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.