Do You Have Untreated Cavities?
Did you know one in every five Americans has an untreated cavity? This is according to a government report on tooth decay. You could have untreated cavities and not even know it, the dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care believe that is because not all cavities cause pain.
By the time you experience pain from a cavity the infection has reached the pulp of your tooth and the pain will likely not go away unless you visit a dentist and have it treated. Small cavities can be prevented from becoming larger. Because you can have a cavity and not even know it, that highlights the importance of having regular dental check-ups and examinations. A dental x-ray can show your dentist a cavity before you feel pain from it.
We sometimes see patients who haven’t visited a dentist for some time because they didn’t have the money to pay for a visit. They sometimes find, though, it costs more to regain their dental health than it would have to have had regular dental examinations and check-ups.
In the dental report that showed one in five Americans had cavities, it also showed:
How to prevent cavities
With proper dental care it is possible to avoid getting cavities. The first step in dental health and assuring you don’t have cavities forming is to call a dentist and schedule an appointment.
We are accepting patients at our East Aurora and our Amherst, NY offices. If you are looking for a new dentist or haven’t seen a dentist, give our office a call and schedule your appointment today. Westermeier Martin Dental Care provides free dental examinations and check-ups for first-time patients.