Cavities affect a vast majority of people. You, people you love, or all of you are likely to need dental fillings at one time or another.
With that in mind, here are three reasons to get a tooth filling sooner rather than later.
You Have a Cavity
Yes, this is the obvious reason. Yet, many people don’t act soon enough when they notice the discoloration on their teeth or the increased sensitivity that can indicate tooth decay.
You Want to Avoid a Bigger Problem
When left untreated, tooth decay can lead to a tooth infection. This can mean a toothache, which calls for a root canal or tooth removal and replacement.
Your Old Filling is Worn Out
Fillings serve an important role in preventing more decay. When a filling is worn-down or, worse, falls out, it is not doing its job as well as it should. By coming to see us for routine care, we can check the condition of your fillings. If you have a metal filling, you can also replace them with a composite filling, which looks like a natural part of your tooth.