If you haven’t been consistent practicing an oral hygiene regimen, you should begin now. When good oral hygiene is done on a regular basis, it helps to prevent tooth decay and cavities. Seeing the Bardonia dentist for checkups and getting regular professional teeth cleanings by your hygienist are very important parts of achieving good oral health.
One of the most common causes of toothaches is tooth decay. Tooth decay leads to cavities which will need to be corrected with dental fillings as soon as possible so it doesn’t worsen. You should see an experienced Bardonia dentist like our expert, Louis S Sinatra, DDS
for an evaluation as soon as any toothache symptoms begin. Toothaches are a typically a sign of a cavity or a worse dental health or medical condition. Tooth decay and cavity symptoms that are usually experienced are pain around the tooth, sensitivity to hot and cold that lingers after eating or drinking and pain when eating. If the dentist determines that you have a cavity, it will be addressed right away, so it doesn’t lead to a worse condition. The cavity would usually be repaired with a filling. However, if they cavity has advanced and is too severe for a filling to be effective, another more invasive procedure might be necessary. Cavities that aren’t treated quickly enough, could get worse and could progress and lead to more serious oral health issues. Cavities that are left untreated or not treated quickly enough could irritate the gums and tissues surrounding the diseases tooth. This could potentially lead to periodontal disease which could lead to tooth loss. If this condition is left untreated, the infection in the tooth can spread and could lead to an abscess which are very serious. Preventative care is the key. Seeing our expert dentist for checkups and your hygienist for professional cleanings are essential.
If you’re due for a dental checkup and teeth cleaning, don’t hesitate. Contact our office right now to schedule your appointment with our Bardonia dentist.