Have you ever experienced a cavity? Everyone who ever has knows that cavities are no walk in the park. Sure, a whole lot worse can happen to your mouth. But that’s what happens if you don’t take care of a cavity in the first place. For any cavity – the rule of thumb should be to get it treated.
In far too many cases, our dentists in Garden Grove meet patients who have waited for far too long to get their cavities treated. When this happens, bad things happen in your mouth.
The first thing that happens when you don’t get your cavities treated is more decay. After all – why would it stop? When a cavity forms a hole, it doesn’t mean the damage is done. It just goes deeper. When you ignore a cavity, it will only grow bigger – and the depth of the decay will only get worse.
Next Stop: Your Nerves
The next stop for your untreated cavity is for the decay to reach your nerves. When this happens, you can expect greater sensitivity and greater pain. When this happens, our dentists generally need to perform either root canal treatment or (if the damage is too bad) extraction.
Whenever possible, you want to avoid infection. Infection in your mouth and jaw is one of the biggest problems that can happen in your mouth – it will lead to increased pain, greater swelling, and a variety of other health concerns.
While it might seem impossible at first, the infection from a cavity can get so bad that it can even lead to serious illness or death, when the infection reaches its way deeper into your system.
A dangerous Snowball
Cavities, while common can get uncommonly dangerous when left alone. So don’t! Our dentists in Garden Grove have years of experience helping patients bounce back from cavities. Don’t wait! Get yours taken care of today, before the damage gets bad.