Why You Should Be Concerned with Tooth Decay

Many people tend to put off dental visits and don’t consider tooth decay to be a major concern, that is until they have a dental emergency.  Some feel that dental visits are a waste of time and money. The fact of the matter is that you’ll save yourself a lot of money and pain by avoiding severe tooth decay and going to regular dental appointments. Below are some things to consider if you are thinking about canceling your next dental visit in El Paso, TX.

TOOTH DECAY IS PAINFUL

Toothaches can range from the feeling of sensitivity to being excruciatingly painful if decay has set in, the pulp has become infected, or you have an abscess forming in your jaw. So we’d like to write this post to remind you to brush, floss, and go to regular dental visit to avoid tooth pain at all cost. If you can do those 3 things, your quality of life and health will be much improved now and in the future. 

TOOTH DECAY GROWS QUICKLY

The symptoms of tooth decay are not always immediately detectable by the human eye. If your dentist finds a cavity, you don’t have a few months before you have to get it fixed. If the cavity is still small then you lucked out, our dentist will be able to repair it without having to remove a lot of the tooth. If left unchecked, a cavity can spread quickly and lead to irreversible decay that might break your tooth or worse.

BROKEN TOOTH OR EXTRACTIONS

When a cavity is allowed to grow, the amount of tooth that will have to be removed also grows. The cavity will eventually spread into the pulp of the tooth. When this occurs, the chances of the tooth breaking after biting into food greatly increases. Infection will also eventually spread from the pulp of the tooth to the root and then the jaw bone. Your body will try to fight the infection and create an abscess that could lead to other health complications. The bacteria from the infection can spread through your blood stream creating inflammation where ever it goes. 

Severe tooth decay will lead to tooth loss or tooth extraction if not properly cared for. Tooth extractions and dental implants can be costly and invasive. The best thing to do is stick to regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits to Valley Dental Care. 

SCHEDULE A DENTAL APPOINTMENT

While you may be brushing and flossing daily, dental check ups allow our dentist to detect and prevent tooth decay before it gets out of control. ​Our staff is friendly, professional, and will answer any questions you have about tooth decay in El Paso, TX. Call today to schedule an appointment at ​(915) 598-7264, or visit our Contact page. We can’t wait to help you prevent tooth decay!