Don’t Let Cavities Go Untreated!

Happy Healthy Tooth and Moody Tooth with cavity Cartoon characters in flat design. Dental Infographic elements concept vector illustration in flat designWhether you are aware of it or not, your smile’s health is always in need of assistance. This is largely due to the fact that oral bacteria, dental accidents or injuries, and so much more affect your smile regularly, and unfortunately, there are not nearly as many natural defenses in place to protect against them. Instead, it is important that we practice regular dental prevention to prevent infections and other concerns from complicating your oral health. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist explains why it is important to treat a cavity sooner rather than later and ways our team can help.

An Early Sign of Decay

It goes without saying that losing a tooth – unless you are a young child whose mouth is making room for permanent adult teeth to come in – is the last thing a person wants to experience. The problem, however, is that this outcome can be a bit more common than you might have initially thought.

You see, the most common of bacteria-related oral health concerns out there include tooth decay. Decay is a process that results when oral bacteria feed off of sugar particles and produce a destructive acid. This acid erodes your naturally-occurring enamel and works its way into the inner workings of a tooth. The longer you wait to seek treatment, the harder the situation will be to treat.

In its earliest stages, decay may present as a small hole in a tooth known as a cavity. Without care, cavities will get larger and spread until the entire tooth becomes compromised. Fortunately, early treatment in the form of a dental filling can prevent this outcome. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.

It Spreads Over Time

Just as we mentioned briefly, the longer you wait to seek treatment regarding decay, the more difficult the situation will become to treat. Indeed, the infection begins as a minor hole in a tooth but quickly can work its way deeper into a tooth until the entire structure is considered to be lost.

To address a cavity, our team would recommend a dental filling. This process consists of our team removing the infected part of a tooth and cleaning away the bacteria, then filling the open hole with a composite resin material. And that is all there is to it! Contact our team to learn more.

What Happens When You Do Not Seek Help

Tooth loss is the ultimate threat if dental treatment is not sought in a timely manner, and the biggest gift you can give your oral health is the gift of a thorough preventive dental routine, both in-office and at home.

Learn More Today

Contact Melrose Dental Arts in Vista, CA by calling 760-724-9117 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about the need for restorative dental care.