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My cavity doesn’t hurt…how long can I wait to fill it?

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In my experience teeth are not self repairing, so waiting will only make it worse.

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We hear this all the time,  “it doesn’t hurt, why do I need a filling, I will just wait till it starts hurting and then I will get the filling.”  

I hate to tell you this but pain equals time and moneyin my business.  If it hurts it most likely needs something more  extensive than just a simple filling.  Which could include root canals, crowns, extractions, implants and/or bridges.  All very expensive things when compared to a simple small white tooth colored filling.  Here are some points to remember when you are putting off that filling you need.

1.  Every day the cavity is growing bigger (making it harder and more expensive to fix)

2. Once the tooth starts hurting the decay is very deep and close to the nerve ( even if it hurts only for a couple of hours and goes away chances are the decay is very deep) 

3.  Cavities can spread…

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Author: Drs. Novy and ZoAnna Scheinfeld and Hanna Orland

Our team provides your family with contemporary, rewarding, and comfortable dental care. In our Sandy Springs office, patients come first. Everything we do, from the office design, to our clinical and management training, to the friendly atmosphere we foster in the practice, is for your pleasure and satisfaction. Dr. Scheinfeld, a graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry and her associates understand the importance of balancing health and beauty for an amazing smile. Our comprehensive studies in cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and general dentistry, supported with state-of-the-art technology, deliver the strong, healthy, beautiful smile you deserve—the smile you'll feel comfortable sharing with your world.

One thought on “My cavity doesn’t hurt…how long can I wait to fill it?

  1. Thank you ever so for you article. Truly looking forward to read much more. A lot obliged.

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