No one wants to hear these four words when the visit the dentist: “You have a cavity”. However, the sooner you find out, the easier it will be to fill … and the less damage it can potentially do. See, there’s always a positive!
Here’s what can happen if you ignore your cavities and don’t get them filled:
(1) The cavity will worsen, enlarge = more decayed.
(2) You will risk exposing your nerves to bacteria, which can lead to an infection and a root canal procedure.
(3) Badly decayed teeth become weaker and more susceptible to breakage. This can lead to the need for dental crowns and other problems.
So, again … the sooner you find out about your cavities, the better! Seeing your dentist every six months for a checkup can ensure that cavities are detected within a reasonable amount of time.
Call our Abbotsford dental clinic today and book your next checkup: 604-744-1513. We look forward to taking care of your family dental needs.