Skip to content New Patient SPECIAL OFFER Learn More

What to Do When You Have a Dental Cavity

woman having tooth pain
A dental cavity is a common dental issue that many people experience at some point in their lives. Cavities occur when bacteria in your mouth break down the enamel on your teeth, creating a hole or cavity. At Master Dental & Denture Centre, we have years of experience helping patients overcome cavities in a pain-free, simple appointment.

In Some Cases, You Can Hold Off on Treatment

If you have a small cavity, we may recommend waiting before proceeding with treatment. This is because, in some cases, the tooth can remineralise itself with the help of fluoride treatments and proper oral care. During this period, it’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly and using a fluoride toothpaste. Additionally, make sure you visit us for regular check-ups to monitor the status of the cavity.

Leaving a Cavity Untreated Can Lead to Bigger Problems

While it might be tempting to ignore a cavity, especially if it’s not causing any discomfort, leaving it untreated can lead to more significant dental issues. As the decay progresses, the cavity can grow larger, eventually reaching the inner layers of the tooth. If left untreated, this can result in severe tooth pain, infection, and even tooth loss.

Moreover, untreated cavities can lead to more extensive and costly dental treatments, such as root canals and crowns. In some cases, the decay may spread to other teeth, leading to more cavities and dental problems. That’s why it’s crucial to address a cavity as soon as it’s detected.

It’s Best to Have the Cavity Removed and Filled

To prevent further damage to your tooth, it’s best to have the cavity removed and filled in the practice as soon as possible. The process usually involves removing the decayed portion of the tooth and filling the hole with a dental material, such as composite resin or amalgam. This not only restores the tooth’s structure but also prevents bacteria from entering the tooth and causing further decay.

Book A Visit Today

It’s essential to address dental cavities promptly to avoid more significant dental issues down the line. Make sure to maintain good oral hygiene practices and visit our team regularly for check-ups and cleanings.

For more information on dental care and cavity prevention, visit our Check and Clean page.

Add Your Comment (Get a Gravatar)

Your Name


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.