Choosing To Delay Cavity Treatment Can Lead To Complications

man confident about the success of upcoming cavity treatmentIf you have an important task to take care of, crossing it off of your to-do list can feel satisfying. If you continue to put it off, you can start to feel it looming over you. Problems with your dental health can be more than just another thing cluttering your list of responsibilities – if you need restorative dental work, the problem affecting you will worsen in time until that work is provided. Our Vista, CA dentist’s office is ready to take care of dental decay through the appropriate restorative dental work. When treatment occurs shortly after a cavity forms, your smile can be restored through the placement of a dental filling. However, if more time has passed, decay may call for more involved care if your tooth is to be completely restored.

Cavities Worsen Until They Are Treated

You can fight the formation of cavities every day. When you brush and floss your teeth, you remove the accumulating bacteria and food debris that do damage to enamel over time. If your care is consistent, you can stop the erosion of your tooth from growing into a cavity. Unfortunately, once a cavity has formed, your daily care is not effective at stopping or slowing the growing harm. That cavity will continue to spread until you undergo the appropriate professional care.

What Will It Take To Fully Restore Your Tooth?

Sometimes, cavity treatment only requires the placement of a dental filling. Fillings are used during the most conservative treatments for decay. Why is this not approach not taken with every cavity? To put it simply, sometimes there is just too much damage to make a filling effective. At this point, your dentist can cover your tooth with a dental crown. Dental crowns are carefully shaped so that they fit over a treated tooth. Once this restoration is in place, it will keep the tooth safe against infection and also become responsible for absorbing biting and chewing pressures.

Regular Checkups Can Lead To The Early Detection And Treatment Of Decay

At every routine dental checkup, your dentist closely looks at your smile in order to find out whether you have any cavities that call for treatment. You may feel confident that nothing is wrong, and that your approach to preventive dental care is enough to keep your smile free of decay. What you should be aware of is that a cavity can form without attracting your attention at first. Without this regular evaluation, one can continue to spread and worsen until it becomes severe and painful.

Our Vista, CA Dentist’s Office Is Prepared To Treat Your Cavity

At our Vista, CA dentist’s office, patients who are worried about tooth decay can make plans to visit our practice and have work done on a problem tooth. For more information, or to plan your appointment, please call Melrose Dental Arts at 760-724-9117.