According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay.
It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime.
So, how do you know if you have a cavity? Well, depending on the severity of your tooth decay, you may experience a variety of symptoms. Here are some of the accompanying symptoms that go along with tooth decay.
The best time to catch a cavity is in the early stages, when there are few, if any, symptoms.
Keeping your twice yearly (or more) visits with us will ensure we catch them in time. You can schedule an appointment with us by requesting a call on our website, calling our office directly at (812)378-5500, or walking into our office to schedule with the front desk! Our staff is equipped to get you in as quickly as possibly for whatever symptoms you may be having, and our doctor can provide a limited or complete exam for you!
We will let you know the best course of treatment for your particular situation. The recommendation could be as easy as watching and waiting to see if we find any tooth decay in the very early stages. Or, if you are symptomatic, we may have to formulate a more in-depth treatment plan. Our staff goes over all treatment plans and financials with our patients before we complete any work, so you will always be informed before we start!
As always, brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, floss at least once a day, try to minimize the amount of sugar in your diet, and visit your dentist regularly.
These steps will help you be proactive in preventing cavities.
Even better, your teeth will thank you for it!