Are you noticing that your initial desire to do what’s best for your tooth is beginning to wane? Have you noticed that the closer you get to your appointment for your dental filling, the more you want to pick up the phone and cancel your visit? Granted, this is a natural response – certainly there are other ways you could spend this time that sound like a lot more fun! However, showing up for your filling is actually much more important than you might realize. Consider a couple compelling reasons to take this assertion to heart.
Reason #1: A Filling Is A Comfortable Procedure
We understand that anxiety about what the dental filling experience will feel like can influence your decision to cancel your visit. However, we can assure you with confidence that your visit will be comfortable. With the use of local anesthetic, we will numb the tooth affected by decay as well as the tissues in the nearby location. If you feel anxious or simply prefer additional numbing, we will provide you with options for sedation.
Reason #2: The Cavity Will Get Worse
We find that patients often think of a cavity as a hole in their tooth that is going to stay just as it is. Unfortunately, that hole is the product of decaying tissue that will continue to decay. As a result, the opening will grow and deepen. Treat it immediately with a dental filling and you won’t need to worry about side effects. Postpone your filling and you may need a crown, your tooth may shatter, or infection may ensue (requiring root canal therapy).
ABOUT YOUR IRVING AND GRAND PRAIRIE, TX DENTISTS:
Dr. Kalpesh Patel, Dr. Jason Strickland, and the talented staff at Active Dental make every patient feel as though they are family. We want you to look forward to visiting our office. In addition to the highly personalized treatment we provide, our office is also packed with amenities (like Netflix during your treatment!) and is designed with a strong focus on patient comfort. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel or Dr. Strickland, call Active Dental in Irving, TX today at 972-556-0600, or in Grand Prairie, TX at 972-606-2999.