Did you know that cavities can cause a number of serious problems? For instance, if you don’t address you cavity quickly enough, you may eventually need root canal therapy. So you need to have a cavity filled as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to recognize a cavity in its early stages.
You may not immediately know that a cavity has started to develop. You should visit our dentist as soon as you recognize the signs of a cavity–but you should also remember to visit your dentist once every six months. During these treatments, we’ll inspect your mouth for signs of trouble and help you prevent more serious issues.
If you recognize any symptoms of a cavity, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team at your earliest convenience. If a tooth starts to hurt, develops sudden sensitivity, or if you find black or brown spots appearing on your tooth you could have a cavity. A hole on your tooth is another indicator.
Fortunately, treating a cavity is fairly simple if it’s recognized early enough. If the decay has not broken through your enamel, our team could simply place a sealant. If your enamel is penetrated, our team will fill your tooth.
If you’re interested in learning more about treating or addressing a cavity, please don’t hesitate to contact US at 210-526-0925. Dr. Watkins and our team are excited to hear from you soon!