Over the last few weeks, or even months, have you been struggling with increasing dental discomfort? In fact, recently, has the sensitivity progressed to downright pain, which is now making it difficult to eat, or even drink, without growing discomfort? If so, you are likely struggling with a dental problem, such as a deep cavity or even an infected tooth. It is important to seek restorative dental treatment quickly, if you hope to save the damaged tooth and to improve both your comfort and your overall oral health. The good news is that it is often possible to save even badly damaged teeth, so long as you see the dentist as soon as possible, to help stop worsening pain, and progression of the problem.
Don’t Ignore Those Dental Symptoms
One important thing to remember, when it comes to your oral health, is that you should never ignore changes in your smile. For instance, even seemingly minor changes, such as discoloration or heightened sensitivity, could be indication of dental problems that have begun, such as a cavity in an early stage. When you respond to these symptoms early on, it is far more likely that the dentist will be able to save the tooth or teeth affected, and often with minimally invasive treatment.
However, the longer you allow symptoms to go unaddressed, the more likely it becomes that you will require more extensive action be taken to restore your oral health.
When detected early, for instance, cavities can generally be halted with a simple dental filling, which can be completed quickly using a tooth-colored material for a seamless finish. Left to progress, a cavity is likely to lead to an infection, which could require root canal treatment, followed by a dental crown to protect the tooth.
ABOUT YOUR WACO, TX, DENTIST:
We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Corbet Locke, DDS, contact our Waco, TX, dental office today by calling 254-776-4888. Our office welcomes patients in and around Waco, TX, including Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and the surrounding Central Texas communities.