Even with good at-home dental hygiene, a cavity can still happen! They typically occur in hard-to-reach areas that you have trouble cleaning with regular brushing and flossing. Be sure to call our Locust Grove dental office for treatment if:
- Your tooth is sensitive to temperature or pressure
- You experience persistent tooth pain
- You notice a small hole or dark spot in the surface of your tooth
- Your floss becomes frayed when flossing between two specific teeth
Without treatment, even a small cavity can become a larger problem. The cavity will worsen over time and damage more of your surrounding tooth, requiring more extensive restoration to treat. Your tooth can eventually become infected, leading to pain, swelling, and drainage. That’s why it’s important to fill cavities and restore your good oral health as soon as possible!