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Why it’s best to have your cavities treated

Cavities Treated

Cavities are more than just a painful annoyance. If left untreated, cavities can become a serious medical issue. Untreated cavities have been known to cause migraine headaches, tooth abscess, and jaw pain. None of these are pleasant symptoms of leaving a cavity untreated. Your teeth play an extreme role in overall bodily health. If your teeth begin to deteriorate, so can your body. It is important to take oral hygiene seriously as it can lead to more serious issues like headaches.

Cavity Prevention
Cavities can create some serious pain for you. Call us to schedule treatment immediately!

How cavities can cause head/jaw pain

You may already know that cavities can be uncomfortable, but you might not have known just how uncomfortable they can become. One of your body’s major nerves connects through the mouth, nose, jaw, and head. Meaning that sometimes, when your teeth hurt, so does your head. If pain triggers this nerve from one area of the body, sometimes it can trigger it elsewhere.

Sore teeth causing a headache can be a major sign that your teeth have decayed more than they should have. If this is the case, it is time to see a dentist at Gentle Dental Care immediately. Advanced tooth decay can cause more problems for you than just headaches.

Treatment for cavities isn’t only limited to fillings. Though this is the case for most cavities, it isn’t the case for all. Usually, more progressed cavities will need to be filled to prevent bacteria from entering the holes. If your teeth show the beginning stages of cavity formation, then there are other options for you.

Cavity treatment

No matter your cavity stage, it is best to have it treated by a dental professional at Gentle Dental Care. As previously mentioned, fillings are not the only treatment for cavities. Other treatments include:

  • Fluoride 
  • Root Canal 
  • Extraction 

Don’t be scared by the last two options. Those are only necessary if the decay has become extremely severe. This is why it’s important to have your cavities treated immediately. Fluoride treatment is an easy treatment option for cavities that haven’t progressed much. The fluoride option will helo to repair your tooth’s enamel and include specialized toothpaste and mouthwash.

Root Canals and Extractions are more serious surgical procedures that involve the removal of a rotted tooth (extraction) or removal of pulp from a nerve ending in your tooth that is causing pain (root canal).

Cavity Prevention

Cavity treatment isn’t necessary if proper steps are taken to prevent cavities in the first place. At Gentle Dental, we highly recommend that all of our patients brush at least twice a day and floss at least once. We understand that it can be tedious at times, but it is worth it to avoid paying the costs of cavity treatment.

Regular dental cleanings every six months are also imperative to your overall oral health. Call us at (281) 855-1100 to schedule an appointment with us! We have multiple locations in the Greater Houston area; find one nearest you!

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Copperfield, TX

  • 17301-A Farm to Market Road 529 Houston, TX 77095
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Magnolia, TX

  • 18252 Farm to Market Road 1488 Magnolia, TX 77354
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