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When must onego to the dentist for a cavity?

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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: As soon as possible

A cavity is bacteria that has gotten into a weakened part of enamel.
Under the enamel is a softer layer of tooth called dentin. Once a cavity gets into the dentin it progresses very fast. If a cavity doesnt get taken care of, it will just get deeper and larger until it reaches the nerve and will cause the tooth to die, cause pain and swelling. Fixing it will then require a root canal or extrac.

In brief: As soon as possible

A cavity is bacteria that has gotten into a weakened part of enamel.
Under the enamel is a softer layer of tooth called dentin. Once a cavity gets into the dentin it progresses very fast. If a cavity doesnt get taken care of, it will just get deeper and larger until it reaches the nerve and will cause the tooth to die, cause pain and swelling. Fixing it will then require a root canal or extrac.
Dr. Jay Kansal
Dr. Jay Kansal
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Don't wait

Dental problems can only get worse with time.
A small cavity can become bigger and lead to other issues. Call today. Treat yourself to better health.

In brief: Don't wait

Dental problems can only get worse with time.
A small cavity can become bigger and lead to other issues. Call today. Treat yourself to better health.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry

In brief: Asap

If you're not seeing your dentist regulary, then you should go as soon as you have broken tooth/pain/"hole"/or any concern that you may have a cavity.
Often, cavities are not even noticable when they're small, by the time a patient notices, they can be quite sizable.

In brief: Asap

If you're not seeing your dentist regulary, then you should go as soon as you have broken tooth/pain/"hole"/or any concern that you may have a cavity.
Often, cavities are not even noticable when they're small, by the time a patient notices, they can be quite sizable.
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dr. Anna Guarna
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