Is Filling Cavities Necessary?
If you find yourself suffering from tooth pain, there’s a good chance that it could be due to damage from tooth decay. Tooth decay is caused by plaque in your mouth. Left untreated, plaque produces bacteria and acid that eats away at your teeth. Over time, the bacteria will work away at your tooth structure, which can cause tooth decay, cavities, or even dental caries. If this is the case, your cavity dentist will need to fill the cavity to restore your tooth back to its normal function and shape. While many parts of the body can repair themselves, such as new cells being created if you break a bone, your teeth do not have this same function. It’s important that you repair and fill your teeth as soon as possible because cavities can cause an excruciating amount of pain over time. If you believe you may be suffering from a tooth cavity and need cavity fillings, contact our dental office immediately. We also recommend you come in for a regular appointment to ensure we catch cavities before they become a problem.