Have you had a hard time, lately, enjoying your meals? Are you unable to even enjoy a nice and refreshing cold beverage on a hot day, or a piping hot cup of coffee in the morning, because of dental sensitivity or an outright toothache? If so, you could be suffering from a dental issue, such as a cavity? Cavities are unfortunately incredibly common. That said, in most cases they can be treated quickly and with simple treatment, like a dental filling. The key is simply to schedule a visit with your dentist as soon as you suspect you have a problem. The longer you delay restorative treatment, the more likely you are to develop a painful tooth infection.
One of the first things you should do, when experiencing sensitivity or discomfort, is to determine how severe the issue might be. For instance, mild sensitivity when enjoying cold or hot items is not necessarily uncommon or cause for major concern. Heightened to moderate sensitivity, however, is commonly a warning sign of acidic erosion or another dental issue.
Downright dental pain should never be ignored. A cold compress might provide some temporary relief from a toothache, but if the issue is ongoing you should certainly see your dentist.
A prompt restorative consultation can mean the difference between a minimally invasive treatment being effective, and more extensive measures becoming necessary to remedy the issue. For cavities, for instance, simple dental fillings often provide a fast solution.
In the case of chipped or cracked teeth, a porcelain crown might be recommended. Crowns help to protect against exposure to bacteria.
Dr. Dooley can help patients improve their comfort and protect their smiles, through restorative treatment. To schedule a restorative consultation, call Scott Dooley Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-495-8100. We also proudly serve the residents of Dallas, Richardson, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.