If it gets too big he may need a crown
to fix the problem. Additionally, as a cavity progresses it will approach the nerve
inside the tooth and he can experience pain. When the nerve area becomes infected we will treat it with a root canal
or removal of the tooth. An infected tooth can be very painful and in rare instances even life threatening.
Something else to consider is his gum health. Without routine dental cleanings bacteria
builds in the gums and causes inflammation
. This is the body's immune system responding to that infection and has an effect on overall health.