Drilling for Laughs
Do you ever get the feeling your dentist is making fun of you? Maybe drilling on your teeth for laughs? Dentists wouldn’t do that, would they? Sometimes it may seem like they are, but rest assured, you’re being drilled for obvious reasons: you have a cavity! No one likes to get numb, then have your mouth propped open for half an hour while a filling is placed, but it’s bound to happen sooner or later. Don’t you wish while you are waiting for the dentist to get done that you could go back to the day that your mom told you to brush and floss your teeth that you actually listened to her? She really did know what she was talking about. You know how she knows? Because she’s had the same experience you’re having right now.
Have you ever gone to the dentist and an x-ray is taken only to find out that nothing is wrong? The pain coming from your tooth is all in your head. Several people have had this same experience. So what do you do? Most dentists will tell you that the pain is going to have to get worse before they can treat you, they don’t want to drill on a tooth when you’re not exactly sure where the pain is coming from and what it’s from. Most pain from teeth either subside or blow up. Your tooth will do one or the other, but be ready if it’s the latter.
Healthy teeth are no laughing matter and it’s important to have regular check-ups to ensure your dental health. See a dentist, one you trust, one that’ll listen to you, and one that isn’t overly aggressive with their treatment. Many cavities can be watched and if they get bigger, then it’s time to fill them. But sometimes they just stay the same. It’s important to find a dentist that will watch and wait on some cavities. Not all of them are like this. Heritage Dental Associates can take care of your dental needs and give the education you need to ensure your dental health throughout the year.