A lot of people get a cavity in their teeth now and again. It isn’t something anyone plans for, but it does happen. If you recently found out that you have a cavity, then it is important that you go in as soon as your dentist has an opening to get it filled.
That way, you don’t have to worry about your cavity growing and affecting nearby teeth.
Did You Know….
Did you know that cavities are able to spread from tooth to tooth in a way? It’s true. The decay keeps growing until it is removed, and if you let it go on too long, it can affect neighboring teeth.
Cavities can keep growing until you either have the decay taken out and the space filled, or until they completely consume and kill your tooth. This can also be an incredibly painful process for you to go through.
Large cavities require you to have some type of a covering over them most of the time. This covering is usually in the form of a crown. However, it is up to your dentist to figure out which covering is best.
Your filling is not expected to last the rest of your life. Most people think that once they have a filling, the tooth is then taken care of. The truth is, your filling will wear out. While fillings do need to be replaced eventually, with good oral hygiene, they can last you a very long time before that becomes necessary.
If you want to know more about cavities or the fillings used to help protect the remainder of your tooth, ask your dentist. They know more about cavities and fillings than anyone else. They can also tell you what you can do to help prevent fillings in your dental future.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today.