Why Cavities Should be Treated Right Away

It is never a good idea to put off dental treatment if you know you have a cavity. If this condition is not promptly treated, you will be placing the health of your teeth and gums at risk. Here are three potentially serious scenarios:

  • Symptoms such as pain, swelling around the gums and a bad taste in the mouth can occur.
  • You may need root canal therapy, if the tooth becomes infected.
  • In serious cases, the tooth could need to be extracted.

“Decay that has progressed to this point can also cause an abscess to form, which is a pocket of infection.”

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