Do you hate getting dental fillings in Philly? You’re not alone. Most people don’t like getting (or paying for) dental treatment. But treating tooth decay is essential to your dental health. It’s not something you can afford to postpone either medically or financially.
Untreated Cavities Will Get Worse
Fillings remove and replace the decayed tooth tissue so that a cavity can’t keep growing. If it does continue working its way through the tooth, a cavity can result in intense pain and infection. You could get an abscess, or your tooth could fracture.
Cavities Are Contagious
Dental cavities aren’t directly caused by sugar. Decay is actually an active bacterial infection. The germs that cause decay feed on sugar in your mouth and produce acids that eat away holes in your teeth. The bacteria can then multiply and spread to other teeth and infect them with cavities, as well.
If you leave one decayed tooth untreated, it will soon turn into three or four new cavities in other teeth. Dental fillings stop the progression of tooth decay.
The Longer You Put Off Treatment, the More Expensive it Gets
You won’t be doing your bank account any favors by postponing a few dental fillings. It might seem like a savings at the time, but it will come back to bite you later. When the health of your mouth deteriorates because of a few untreated cavities, you’ll be forced to pay out for more costly treatment such as caps, root canals, and even a tooth extraction.
Visit our Philadelphia dentist at Dentists on the Square to schedule a cavity checkup for you and your family. And get those fillings without delay (while they’re still small!)
Posted on behalf of Dentists on the Square