We all have those friends who push off going to the doctor or the dentist as long as they can. They wait and wait until they simply can’t bear the pain anymore, then they schedule an appointment for a procedure.
Unfortunately, when we wait too long to visit the dentist, the problems in our mouth can expand or worsen. If you experience any pain or sensitivity in your teeth or gums, don’t hesitate to call us! Visit us at Irresistible Smiles in Chula Vista or San Diego.
Tooth Decay Gets Worse Over Time
Tooth decay is the most chronic disease in both children and adults. However, you can avoid worse tooth decay by calling your doctor as soon as you experience pain or sensitivity in your teeth.
Cavities form when acids and bacteria break down your enamel, creating small holes in your teeth. As soon as the enamel erodes, your tooth is very vulnerable. These holes begin to grow over time based on the amount of sugary foods you eat and which bacteria is prevalent in your mouth.
If you catch erosion at an early stage, we can easily fill your cavity. As time goes on, you may find that you need a root canal surgery instead. Waiting even longer to see your dentist could result in tooth replacement surgery.
Plaque Buildup Leads to Gum Disease
If your gums become sensitive, that’s an entirely different issue, still with high consequences. Gingivitis, or gum inflammation, leads to gum disease if left untreated. Gum disease, in turn, can result in both tooth loss and tooth decay.
Furthermore, gum disease can lead to heart disease by carrying plaque and infection through the bloodstream. However, regular dentist appointments with Dr. Safarian prevents disease with regular cleanings every six months. So, if you notice any inflammation or pain in your gums, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
Preventative Care Options
Instead of waiting for your teeth to start hurting, give preventative care a try. When you visit Dr. Safarian for regular visits, we will clean your teeth and gums professionally. Generally, this prevents major cavities or finds them very early on, which means less intensive procedures for you.
So, when your teeth start hurting, don’t ignore them. Visit us at Irresistible Smiles in Chula Vista by calling (619) 656-6785 or in San Diego. You can also easily schedule an appointment online to see Dr. Safarian.