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

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

Carolina Dental Arts Blog

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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