John and Joe are both have toothaches. Teeth should not cause you pain. That is a problem, and it’s a clue that they should get to the dentist as soon as they can.
John tries to ignore the pain. He doesn’t do anything about his problem. What he doesn’t realize (yet) is that he’s just making his problem worse, and it’s going to cause him even more pain in the near future.
Joe recognized that he needs to treat his tooth. So, he made an appointment at Davenport Dental Group in Laredo, TX. He was able to get a tooth filling and start feeling like himself again.
Don’t Ignore The Pain
Tooth sensitivity is often a clue that you have a cavity. Depending on the location of the decay, you may or may not be able to see the discoloration on your tooth.
You may be more sensitive to hot or cold foods and drinks, and you may find that sweets caused pain as well. If you allow that problem to persist, harmful bacteria will continue eating away at your tooth. In time the bacteria may reach the pulp chamber at the center of the tooth. If that happens, the pulp (soft connective tissue inside your tooth) can become inflamed, which can make your pain even worse.
This kind of tooth infection can’t be fixed with a filling. This requires a root canal treatment.
We know from experience that many patients are anxious and fearful about root canals. We also know that we can perform this procedure as painlessly as possible at our practice. With the help of dental sedation, we can keep you calm and comfortable. Then we can remove the infected tissue and restore your tooth with a CEREC same-day dental crown.
Even so, we would much rather address the problem before it gets to this point.
Ideally, you would notice the signs of decay before you feel any pain in your tooth. In the early stages of a cavity, a filling is a fast and effective restorative treatment.
After removing the decay, our dental professionals use a composite resin to fill in the hole in your tooth. Like old metal fillings, these fillings will restore your ability to bite and chew without pain, and they reduce and they protect the part of your tooth that has been damaged from further decay.
Unlike metal fillings, however, these fillings can be shaded and polished to match the appearance of your natural tooth. As a result, your tooth can look as nice as it ever has. You can continue to feel confident about your smile.
Act Soon To Get Your Filling
If you ever find yourself in the same situation as John and Joe, be like Joe. Contact our team at Davenport Dental Group to get a tooth filling, which can save your smile and save you the time and expense of a root canal later.
You can fill out our online form or call the location closest to you to make an appointment.