Why Cavities Scare You (But Don’t Need To)! 

Would you say that when you’re thinking about a visit to see our Southlake, TX team for your dental checkup and cleaning, there’s a part of you that feels overwhelmed because you’re so concerned we may discover a cavity? While it’s certainly much nicer to head home with a clean bill of smile health and no tooth decay, we want you to remember something very important: If you do end up with a cavity, it’s really going to be okay. Allow us to highlight some explanations that will help you realize you can relax and kiss your worries about decay goodbye!

You Don’t Like Pain

We know that you’re probably not crazy about dealing with pain because nobody every wants to deal with discomfort! However, you know that tooth decay can lead to discomfort. So, what to do, you wonder? Here are our very helpful suggestions:

  • Keep up with your dental checkups and cleanings. When you do so, you limit the chance that decay will develop and you give us the chance to detect any decay that does develop (and to treat it) long before it has time to feel bad.
  • Remember, as well, that receiving a filling is completely comfortable because we numb your tissues.

You Want To Keep Your Teeth For Life

Cavities make you feel uneasy, in part because you worry that the loss of a bit of tissue is going to mean your teeth become much less stable. As a result, you worry you’re going to lose decay-impacted teeth at some point in your life! Good news: As long as you come in for a filling with our team, then you are replacing the missing tissue and stopping the decay. This actually helps to preserve remaining tissue. As long as you care for your smile, you can keep your teeth!

They’re Not Terribly Hard To Prevent

You may have it in your mind that cavities simply spring up spontaneously, which adds to your mild fear of them. However, we are happy to report that this isn’t exactly how things work. Instead, tooth decay develops when you’re not keeping your smile free enough of plaque and tartar. So, the answer is an easy one: We suggest you get serious about preventive care, which includes visits to our practice, as well as brushing and flossing at home!

Keep Cavities From Impacting Your Smile 

Whether through preventive care to keep cavities from developing or through restorative care to stop them in their tracks, remember to follow through with keeping your smile safe. It’s as easy as seeing us for visits! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake and surrounding areas.