When you think of a dental visit, most people think of cavities and painful procedures, but not why they are necessary. Most people take great care of their teeth, by brushing and flossing daily they try to maintain a clean and healthy mouth. But sometimes, people still find themselves getting tooth decay. There are so many things that can cause this – from sugary drinks to the food we eat. It’s really important to get your fillings as soon as you notice them, or as soon as your dentist lets you know about them.
One main reason it’s important to get any fillings done right away is that if you don’t, the unhealthy teeth and any tooth decay will spread onto other teeth. This will make your healthy teeth unhealthy, and make the problem that much worse. A filling will cause your teeth decay problems to be solved.
If you let an unhealthy tooth linger in your mouth, it can affect not only the surrounding teeth, but also by keeping the damaged tooth in your mouth, it also will spread and promote the bacteria to grow. Having bacteria in your mouth is never a good thing. The infection can then move to other parts of the body.
One of the first thing that others notice about you is your smile. If you don’t get a filling done and the problem worsens then you may have to remove the tooth. Not only is getting a fake tooth more expensive, but the process also takes longer, and it’s not as simple as a common filling. This will leave a hole in your smile until you are able to get an implant. This can all be avoided by getting a filling at the first sign of a cavity. Your filling can also be made to look like your teeth so you can maintain your perfect smile.
Small fillings can have lasting results and the benefits of having a clean and healthy mouth outweighs the procedure of one small filling. At All Pro Dental, we can make sure that your questions get answered prior to getting a filling. If you think you need a filling or would like to schedule an appointment with our dental staff, you can call us at (781) 853 – 0111 or reach out on our website. We pride ourselves on keeping our patient’s mouths healthy!