Why You Need to Stop Putting Off That Filling

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“Oh, it’s just a little cavity, I’ll take care of it at another visit.”
Before you know it, that “next visit” turns into more than one visit! It’s easy for a small dental filling to be trumped by things like car repairs, that family vacation, and time spent rebooting the bank account after a holiday season.

You might even be a little nervous about dental treatment. No matter what your reason is, it’s easy to ignore a small cavity and forget about it. In reality, you don’t want to put it off any longer than you have to!

Here are four reasons why postponing a dental restoration isn’t really a great idea:

1. It Will Get Bigger

Cavities do not go away on their own. While small carious lesions can be “arrested” (stopped) before they work through the enamel, active cavities continue to spread deeper. It’s only a matter of time until they cause bigger problems.

2. They’re Easy to Forget About

Some cavities never hurt. If you put off that filling now, it will only be easier to keep ignoring it and forgetting about it altogether. It’s so much better when you simply pick a date and schedule your filling appointment before it causes an emergency.

3. Treating it Later Costs More Time and Money

Waiting too long to treat your cavity means that it will only need more work by the time you get around to it. What might be a simple one-hour filling today could turn into a full-blown dental crown and multiple visits a year from now. The investment might not feel great right now, but it won’t get any cheaper the longer you wait.

Fillings at Vanguard Dental Solutions
If you have a cavity, Dr. Murshed Rahman will help you treat it when it’s as small as possible. We invite you to schedule your next dental examination with us. Whatever your restoration needs may be, from a filling to a crown, we’re ready to help you find the perfect fit. Call us today to schedule!