There are two important reasons to treat cavities as soon as they are noticed and to take every precaution necessary to ensure that no new cavities form. The first reason comes down to aesthetics. Tooth decay can turn an otherwise beautiful and healthy smile discolored or even misshapen. The second reason is to prevent serious damage to the teeth and gums. Untreated cavities will continue to damage all tooth material and soft tissue that it comes into contact with. If the damage extends all the way down to the interior of the tooth, then it can cause severe and painful infections. This may result in gum disease or even the need to remove to tooth altogether.
Cavities may be a common problem for patients, but there are more options than ever for treating cavities as well as helping you avoid them altogether. If you suspect that you may have a cavity or have not had your teeth inspected within the past 12 months, please contact us today to setup your own appointment.