Dental Office in NYC Finds and Treats Sneaky Cavities
You might think that you’d know if you had a cavity, but that’s not always the case. Cavities don’t start off big and painful. In fact, they can really sneak up on you if you’re not seeing your dentist often enough! If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, come into our Manhattan Sky Dental office in NYC. We’ll give your mouth the attention it deserves, gently and comfortably treating any cavities that are starting to creep in.
How Do Cavities Form?
Cavities are formed by germs that create a coating on your teeth, called plaque. These germs thrive on sugary foods and drinks, which cause them to grow and multiply. The acidic plaque residue slowly erodes your teeth over time, causing tooth decay and the small holes we call cavities. If left untreated, cavities can expand, causing a lot of pain in your mouth.
Brushing your teeth twice a day every day is a great way to keep cavities at bay, but if you’re brushing and flossing semi-regularly and don’t have any mouth pain, it’s easy to assume you must be in the clear. This is how sneaky cavities get away with it!
Don’t wait until you are in pain to come to the dentist. We can catch small, sneaky cavities early and treat them so they don’t cause pain in your mouth. Stay on top of your biannual cleanings and checkups with us to prevent cavities in the future.
So Cavities Don’t Always Hurt?
In spite of what you think and what “common knowledge” would have you believe, most cavities don’t hurt! By the time a cavity is hurting you, it’s because it has grown so large that it is hitting your nerve or causing your tooth to fracture. By the time this happens, you may be dealing with a painful infection, or even an abscess.
This is just one reason why keeping up with your regular dental visits is so important. Don’t give small cavities time to become big, painful ones!
And if you do happen to have a painful cavity, know this: your visit to Sky Dental will eliminate the pain, not cause it. Many people naturally have some fears about going to the dentist, often because they’ve had dental pain in the past and associate that with their dental visit. Our minds can play tricks on us like that! The truth is, though, that your visit to the dentist means your return to a comfortable, healthy mouth.
We offer a variety of customized comfort options, which are available to you each time you visit. And if you’re particularly nervous or in pain, we also offer a comprehensive array of sedation options that will leave you feeling completely calm and at ease.
The takeaway? No, cavities don’t always hurt. In fact, they usually don’t! So stay on top of your biannual cleanings and checkups to make sure any budding cavities get stopped in their tracks. And if you do find yourself with a painful tooth, call us right away. Your pain ends and comfort begins when you receive treatment at Sky Dental.