Cavity? Don’t Delay. – Advice from the Dentist

Do you think you may have a cavity? Does your tooth hurt a bit? Is it sensitive? If so, it’s important to get it checked out right away.

People too often think they can wait a while – that maybe the pain will go away on its own. However, if a tooth starts to hurt and then the pain goes away, it may be a sign that the tooth is dying – not that the cavity has magically healed itself.

The thing to understand about getting a cavity repaired is that tooth enamel is only 2.5 millimeters at its thickest – and is considerably thinner near the gum line. Once a cavity starts, it does not take long for it to get worse. Even the delay of a few months can make a big difference in the integrity of the tooth.

I realize that this may be unwelcome news for some of you who are reading this. This is why I put so much attention on creating a stress-free environment. For some, even a little filling is cause for major anxiety. If this is you, then know that my office is not only conveniently located in the Chesterfield Valley to serve you easily and swiftly, but that we also practice “relaxation dentistry” to make sure that you make it through your visit as painlessly as possible.

If you have read this article to the end, I’m guessing you need my services. Give me a call today and let’s set a time for you to visit. We look forward to hearing from you! (636) 449-0215

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