So You Have A Cavity: What’s Next?

If you have a cavity, then you know that you are going to need to do something. However, you may find that there are so many things to immediately consider that knowing where to begin and getting everything sorted out can hit you like a ton of bricks! Not to worry. From finding a way to stop the discomfort to actually fixing the problem (and keeping it from happening again), our Southlake, TX team has got you covered. Go through a series of simple steps that will allow you to regain (and maintain) your oral health.

Achieve Relief Until Your Visit

Of course, if you have a cavity, then we are going to suggest that the very first thing you take care of is calling us. When you call our team to let us know you need a dental visit, you will be able to come in to find out the extent of the decay and then prepare to say goodbye to the problem (because we will fix it). Until we actually see you, however, if you are dealing with any type of discomfort, it is easy to relieve. You may take over-the-counter analgesics for relief. You may also choose to rely on a cold pack that can alleviate discomfort and swelling, too.

Treat The Cavity

As mentioned, when you have a cavity, it will be time to schedule a dental visit with us. In most cases, this will mean that you’re going to require a dental filling (not to worry, we offer beautiful, tooth-colored fillings!). Or, if you have a cavity that is quite large or severe, you may end up requiring a dental crown (again, we offer lovely, natural-looking crowns that will blend beautifully with your smile). By treating the cavity, you completely stop and remove the disease, so your smile is back to its old (healthy) self.

Prevent New Cavities

One more thing you will want to do! You’ll want to prevent additional cavities from occurring. Fortunately, once you’ve got the current decay taken care of, all you have to do is make sure you’re on target with your prevention. This means that you are seeing us as we recommend for dental cleanings and checkups (two times a year) and that you’re practicing dental hygiene twice a day!

Treat Your Cavity With A Lovely Filling

If your tooth has a cavity, then it is time to come in to our practice for the restorative treatment you need, so you may go back to your daily life with a healthy tooth and a healthy smile! Call us soon! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.