CavityIf you have a cavity, you may be putting off the inevitable filling. Sometimes financial reasons prevent people from getting their cavities filled quickly. Those who have a strong anxiety associated with visiting the dentist may put off the procedure because of their fear. Others think if they wait and clean up their oral hygiene habits, the cavity will get better. This is not true.

In fact, waiting to get your cavity filled could mean it will cost even more to fix in the future, because instead of a filling, you may need a root canal. You may even end up losing the tooth if you wait too long, which necessitates the expense of dentures or implants. It is always better, both physically and financially, to get the tooth fixed as soon as you notice a problem, rather than waiting.

If you need a cavity to be filled, it is because you have some decay in your tooth. That decay will continue to grow as long as it remains in your mouth. If it reaches deep enough, you will need to have a root canal treatment to completely rid yourself of the decay. Failure to act now will mean more invasive, and expensive, procedures in the future.

If you are waiting to have that cavity filled, call Dr. Grabiak today to discuss your options. Waiting is not going to make things get better. You need to seek treatment now to ensure that your teeth remain as healthy and strong as possible well into the future.