Can I go to the dentist if I have a cavity?

Can I go to the dentist if I have a cavity?

Once that enamel is gone, the cavity slowly eats away at the rest of the tooth. Eventually, the cavity hits the blood vessels and nerves in the tooth, which is when you start to feel pain. The best thing to do when you have a cavity is to go to the dentist to get it filled.

Will dentist do fillings on first visit?

The Initial Examination The first step is to determine if you need a filling in the first place. This means your dentist will need to check for either a cavity or minor fracture. If left untreated, these issues can lead to infection, further decay, and pain.

Should you go to the dentist for a small cavity?

The answer is no. Without treatment, it will just get bigger. At Toothfairy Pediatric Dental, we recommend regular oral routine visits for both adults and children to ensure cavities and other concerns are detected early so they can be treated quickly and easily.

Are cavities too big for fillings?

Cavities Most Often Can Be Repaired by Dental Fillings Obviously, if your tooth has a big hole in it, it’s not going to be as structurally secure as it was before. Dental fillings are often adequate for a fix, but in cases of severe infection, they may not work.

Are cavities filled same day?

The most important benefit of getting same day crowns and fillings is that the procedure is completed in a single visit. The entire process is completed in 90 mins, which means that you can walk out of your dentist’s office with a new smile in just 90 minutes.

Do cavities need to be filled immediately?

Is a dental filling always required to treat a cavity? In short, the answer is no. Dental fillings are used to treat cavities because a dentist tends to want to remove the decayed part (the cavity) and fill it to stop any further damage from occurring.

When is it too late to fix cavities?

Once bacteria have entered your tooth, it may be too late for a filling because we will need to prevent or treat an existing infection. However, it’s never too late for dental care!

Why am I suddenly getting cavities?

Change in daily routine: If you weren’t getting cavities before and now you are, it’s highly likely that something in your life has changed that’s causing the sudden onset. Consider lifestyle factors like diet, stress, starting school or a new job, and new habits.