Q&A: Why Schedule Fillings ASAP?

Have you ever thought about what might happen if you just don’t schedule the filling that we suggest? Keep in mind that we recommend you ask us your questions about this topic because postponing treatment can result in some seriously frustrating side effects. In addition, it is important that you remember another important detail – dental fillings are quick, comfortable, and effective. This alone, of course, is a wonderful reason to schedule your visit right away. However, we encourage you to consider some additional reasons for a boost of motivation.

Questions and Answers About Fillings

Question: Won’t my cavity stay just the way it is right now if I delay my treatment? I don’t see why I can’t just wait.

Answer: No, unfortunately, cavities continue to grow. You see, the cavity is occurring because your tooth tissue is progressively decaying. As the decay advances, your cavity grows in width and depth. Treating it with a filling stops the problem.

Question: It’s not like I’m going to end up losing my tooth if I put off my dental filling, right?

Answer: To the contrary, tooth decay can result in serious complications. If you avoid a dental filling for too long, a huge cavity may result in a shattered tooth or serious infection. If we cannot treat the tooth as a result of significant damage or infection, you may need a dental extraction.

Question: If it turns out I need a different restorative treatment because I delayed my dental filling, is there really any difference from one treatment to the next?

Answer: Yes. A dental filling is simple and allows you to use your natural tooth. A crown (or a root canal treatment and a crown) will result in additional costs, lengthier treatments, and the full coverage of your natural tooth tissue.