According to the centers for disease control and prevention, though cavities can be prevented, sadly they are one of the most common chronic health issues since childhood. At least 1 in 4 adults have untreated cavities in the United States says the dentist in SW Calgary. Many people don’t take cavities seriously and make no efforts to get them treated. They need to know that it can be detrimental to their overall health. Here’s a look at why ignoring a cavity can lead to serious health consequences.
Sadly enough, cavities don’t heal on their won. If you have a cavity, the decay will continue to grow and spread if you don’t treat it with the help of a dental professional in SW. If it’s detected at an early stage, the decay will eventually reach the inner pulp of the tooth, which is made of nerves and blood vessels. This
will lead to excruciating pain. If your tooth gets severely decayed, you may need a root canal procedure or tooth extraction.
If the decay damages the pulp of the tooth, it’s not just painful, but also increases the risk of getting an infection. It’s because bacteria will have a much easier way to get into the bloodstream. You may need a root canal or extraction at this point. Some signs that your cavity may have progressed into an infection include:
If the infection gets bad enough, you may experience further systemic complications. If the infection enters your bloodstream, it will eventually spread throughout your body. If the infection is left untreated, you may fall ill. Some serious cases of infection can be fatal.
It is important to get your dental health check up done twice a year so that any dental issue such as cavity can be diagnosed and treated in its early stage. Also, maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine as a preventive measure.
We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you, very soon! We will be opening our clinic for all your dental care needs on June 1st. Until then, we are still available for any emergency and urgent dental care you may require.
Our office will have a number of changes designed around giving you a safe, efficient and comfortable experience.
To book an appointment, please follow the steps below:
The above changes may take some time to get used to and may seem overwhelming, but we are making them because the health of our patients and staff remains our top priority.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support to help maintain a safe environment in our clinic.