It seems like so much about personal dental care is about fighting off cavities. We’re all taught from an early age not to eat too much sugar unless we want cavities. We’re instructed on how to brush and floss to make sure cavities don’t develop. But even if we try our best to take care of our teeth, it can happen that a cavity makes its unwelcome appearance. So, what happens if it does? Many people wonder if that little guy is just going to go away on its own if they wait long enough. We’re sorry to break it to you, but it’s sadly not the case.
The Real Deal with Getting Rid of Cavities
The fact is, cavities don’t just disappear over time, no matter how much you wish otherwise. Tooth enamel unfortunately doesn’t grow back so once it’s gone, it’s gone. In reality, it’s more likely that the cavity will get worse as the bacteria continues to eat away at the surface of your teeth. Sometimes the cavity can become so bad that it leads to an infection deep within the inner roots of a tooth, which is when root canal therapy comes into play to save the day.
Treating a Cavity
Once a cavity is there, you really need to see a dental professional so they can treat it. Most of the time, this can be done with a tooth filling. When getting a filling, a dentist will first remove any decay present and then they’ll literally fill the space left to seal up and strengthen the tooth. If a cavity is more severe, it’s possible that you may need a dental crown instead to restore the tooth once all the decay is cleaned out.
If you have a cavity or think you have a cavity, contact Dental Solutions of Columbus today so we can treat any dental concern as soon as possible. We’re ready to get your smile back to great health!