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Do you know why our team recommends having a cavity filled as soon as you possible can? If you aren’t able to address a cavity quickly enough, you could actually have to cope with more serious problems. For instance, an unaddressed cavity could spread, and could eventually lead to damage at the center of your tooth. If this happens to you, you’ll need root canal therapy to avoid the issue. Fortunately, you could avoid this problem by having your cavity treated quickly.

You may not immediately know that a cavity has started to develop. You should visit our dentist as soon as you recognize the signs of a cavity—but you should also remember to visit our dentist once every six months. During these treatments, we’ll inspect your mouth for signs of trouble and help you prevent more serious issues.

One common early sign of a cavity is pain. You may experience this pain consistently or just when you bite down. Developing sudden sensitivity can be another indicator of a cavity. Dark brown or black spots or visible holes in your teeth are indicators of cavities.

Fortunately, treating a cavity is fairly simple if it’s recognized early enough. If the decay has not broken through your enamel, our team could simply place a sealant. If your enamel is penetrated, our team will fill your tooth.

If you’re interested in learning more about treating or addressing a cavity, please don’t hesitate to contact Complete Dental Care at 412-567-0927. Dr. Robert Doyle and our team are excited to hear from you soon!