When it comes to getting dental treatment, many people push it off. There are many reasons why patients may push treatment off. Including insufficient funds, insecurity about the medical necessity and even going on a vacation. Although these may seem like legitimate reasons getting treatment when the issue is diagnosed is important as to not incur further decay.
Diagnosis of Decay
Dentist can detect tooth decay by:
Decay is an Active Process
The biggest reason we recommend patients get treatment as soon as decay is diagnosed is because decay is an active process. When someone is diagnosed with any varying degree of decay, overtime the decay will worsen. Although preventative measures like bushing and flossing twice a day is important and can help prevent against decay. Getting semi annual check ups are important.
Regular checkups help identify cavities and other dental conditions before they cause troubling symptoms and lead to more-serious problems. The sooner you seek care, the better your chances are of reversing the earliest stages of tooth decay and preventing its progression. If a cavity is treated before it starts causing pain, you probably won't need extensive treatment.
There are three different types of cavities and they are treated using the following methods:
Although getting treatment may seem like not a pressing issue, it should be. Seeing immediate treatment of decaying teeth, will allow many you to preserve the integrity of your existing teeth. If you're experiencing pain or sensitivity in your teeth, make an appointment with us as soon as possible, we also accept walk-ins an up to an hour and a half prior to us closing.
Treatment During This Time
Getting treatment during this time with the coronavirus, should still be a priority. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort you should call your local Texas Dental Group location to try to be seen. Houston: 713-633-1922; Galveston: 409-740-7744; Conroe: 936-760-3050; Richmond: 281-238-4454. Fillings, crowns, root canals, and tooth extractions among the treatments that would be considered emergency dental care.
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