Visit your local dentist as soon as possible if you have a dental problem so it doesn’t get worse gradually. If you think you might have a cavity, don’t hesitate to call Lakewood Dental Centre at (204) 977-8515 to find out for sure if you need a tooth-colored filling!
By coming to our Winnipeg, MB dentist office promptly when you are in need of restorative dentistry, we can treat your problem and get your smile good as new again. To save yourself time and money in the future and avoid major dental issues, maintain regular dental cleanings and exams with us so we can catch signs of problems early!
One of the worst-case scenarios that can occur if you develop a cavity and don’t do anything about it is that the decay could affect such a large portion of your tooth that it will need to be extracted.
We will do everything we can to preserve your natural teeth but in some cases, a tooth extraction is the best thing for your overall oral health because it can prevent infection from spreading throughout your smile.
Because we understand that dental problems don’t keep to normal business hours, we provide expanded hours at our Winnipeg, MB dentist office.
You’ll also be happy to know that if you are in pain and think you have a dental emergency, we may be able to provide a same-day appointment and relieve your discomfort as soon as possible.
Learn How A Simple Cavity Could Lead To Tooth Removal
At some point or another, a lot of people will develop a cavity. As a common problem, we fill many cavities every year with tooth-colored material so the smile repair will blend in seamlessly with your smile. Depending on how many cavities you have and how severe they are, we can typically perform a tooth filling in a single visit to our office.
But in case you were wondering what might happen if you didn’t do anything about a cavity, allow us to describe a potential series of developments for you.
Say you don’t maintain the greatest oral hygiene habits. You know you should brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush, but you often forget. You also are aware that you should floss at least once a day, but even with the best of intentions, you might forget. Before you know it, you might only floss when you have something stuck between your teeth.
Even so, you don’t notice any real issues or dental pain, so perhaps you neglect your routine dental cleanings and exams. Instead of visiting a dentist every six months as you should, you just decide to hold off until you need to go.
Then, one day, you notice some pain in one of your teeth when you bite down on some food. Maybe you’re really busy that week and the discomfort is bearable, so you try to remember to avoid chewing in that area of your mouth and intend to contact Lakewood Dental Centre when you have more time.
Before you know it, the pain has gotten much worse. You might not know it yet but maybe your cavity has continued to grow and decay your tooth enamel. But you still don’t want to go to the dentist. Maybe you’re worried about the cost. Or you could have a slight fear of the dentist and don’t know that we offer various options to help relieve dental anxiety.
Finally, the pain is too much and you make an appointment. When the dentist comes back to review your exam with you, you find out that the cavity has grown to the point that your tooth cannot be saved.
Instead of getting a tooth filling, you now have to get your tooth completely removed. You don’t want a gap in your smile, but you don’t have much of choice. That little cavity, your dentist tells you, could infect the soft tissue inside your tooth and then infect your jaw as well if the tooth isn’t taken out.
If you’d just gone to the dentist when the problem started this all could have been avoided! Or, better yet, your dentist might have been able to catch the problem during an exam before you were even aware of it!
Don’t let a cavity get out of hand and force you to undergo a tooth extraction! If you’re in need of restorative dentistry services, call Lakewood Dental Centre at (204) 977-8515 today. You can also use our handy online form.