Do you have a tooth that’s sensitive? Are you wondering whether or not you have a cavity? The only person who can determine that is your dentist; and in the case of a cavity, it’s best to see your dentist sooner rather than later – and with convenient evening and Saturday appointments, Brooklin Village Dental Care can accommodate almost any schedule.
If you suspect you have a cavity, keep reading for more information.
A cavity is an area of your tooth that is damaged or decaying. If left untreated, it could lead to the tooth breaking, falling out, or gum disease. Causes of a cavity include bacteria, poor oral hygiene, and injury or trauma to a tooth that has not been repaired.
Some cavities have no symptoms and can only be discovered by your dentist during a regularly scheduled dental cleaning. But if you do have symptoms, they can include:
If caught early, reversal of cavity can be accomplished with a fluoride treatment as well as other prevention methods which can help rebuild the tooth on its own. This is why early detection is so critical. In more severe cases, treatment may involve:
Prevention is the best method of dealing with a cavity and far less expensive too. Prevention starts by brushing and flossing twice a day, and using the proper toothbrush and floss. Regular checkups and dental cleanings also help reduce the risk of a cavity.
If you are experiencing symptoms or have concerns that you may have a cavity and you’ve been putting it off, visit us at Brooklin Village Dental Care for an exam. Book a convenient appointment today!