Quiz: Seeking And Receiving Care For Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a serious, and – unfortunately – common threat to our smiles. Once a cavity forms on your tooth, there will not be anything you can do without your dentist’s help. Fortunately, your Katy, TX dentist can address decay before it causes more trouble for your oral health, and provide you with a modern restoration. The size of your cavity at the time of treatment will make it clear to your dentist what needs to be done for your dentist. In the case of a more advanced cavity, you may require a root canal treatment, and the placement of a dental crown. However, if you seek treatment before decay has the opportunity to spread, you can come away from treatment with a dental filling, and avoid a root canal.

Questions:

True Or False: A new cavity can be smaller, and may not cause obvious discomfort.

True Or False: You should try to stop your cavity on your own before bothering your dentist about it.

True Or False: An advanced cavity can lead to an internal tooth infection, and make a root canal procedure necessary.

Answers:

True! When a cavity starts to form, it may not affect you in a way that makes it obvious something is wrong. If you want to improve your chances of having a cavity caught in an earlier stage, attend regular dental exams. This creates opportunities for your dentist to recognize cavities that are starting to form.

False! Your enamel can naturally recover from small degrees of decay, but a cavity will require professional treatment.

True! A root canal is not necessary in every case where someone has a cavity. With that said, it is required when decay reaches the interior of your tooth, leading to an infection in your pulp.

You Can Count On Lathrop Dental Center For Help With Tooth Decay

At Lathrop Dental Center, you can count on dedicated smile support whenever you need to address tooth decay. Our practice can provide you with the necessary restorative care in a friendly environment, and protect your tooth with a discreet restoration. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly serve patients in and around Katy, TX, as well as Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding areas.