One of the most important things we want our patients to do when they see us is to ask questions. We know that the better informed you are about any oral health issue, the better you can take care of your oral health.
There are different reasons that people don't ask questions when they visit our office. One of those reasons is they don't know what to ask. For a person that has just gotten treatment for a cavity or that is about to get treatment for a cavity, these are some of the commonly asked questions.
Are You Sure There is a Cavity?
Most people associate tooth pain with a cavity. They think that if you have a cavity you will see symptoms such as pain or swelling. That is not always the case. It is possible to not experience any symptoms yet still have a small cavity. The earlier we treat a cavity, the fewer problems you will experience.
Do I Need to Get A Dental Treatment?
When a person does not have any symptoms, they may ask if they need to do anything about the cavity. The answer is that a cavity will only get larger and will eventually lead to more problems when left untreated. The sooner we treat it, the healthier your teeth and gums will remain.
Does Treatment Hurt? This is the one thing that people fear the most. They wonder if treating the cavity means will cause pain. This is a big worry for someone who does not have any symptoms of a cavity. The treatment for a cavity involves removing any bacteria and cleaning the area surrounding the cavity and then filling it. If the treatment will cause any pain, we use a variety of anesthesia. There are ways to eliminate almost all the pain involved with treating a cavity.
It is okay to have questions about the treatment for a cavity. We have gone to school to learn the answer to the questions you have and are always happy to give you answers.
For more information about this or any other oral health issues, contact our office to schedule an appointment.