When you have a cavity, it’s very easy to make either an outstanding decision or to make ineffectual decisions. Since the goal of your dental care is to keep your smile healthy, clean, and safe, your Riverside dentist thinks you probably want to make good choices. However, that doesn’t mean you can always differentiate between the good and the bad. Don’t worry. We can break down the details for you with great ease. In short: The only good choice is to visit us and receive professional care. Now, for some they-seem-good-but-they’re-bad moves you might want to make…

Bad Decision: Making Your Own “Filling

The logic that goes behind attempting to craft your own filling out of something you purchase in the dental hygiene aisle at the store (or something you find online) makes sense, of course. However, your Riverside dentist reminds you to avoid trying to provide yourself your own treatments. You need expert care to remove decay and keep your tooth safe.

Bad Decision: Messing With It

Like anything in your mouth that you want to go away, when you mess with it, you’re not going to be happy with the results. Whatever “messing with it” includes, whether that’s trying to over-clean the area, touching it, pushing on it with your tongue, etc., we advise against this. At the very least, you’ll definitely irritate your tooth even more.

Bad Decision: Waiting Until It Hurts

Maybe we mention to you that you have a cavity and your response is to wait until it hurts. The bad news is that when it hurts, you might have already crossed the threshold over into infected tooth territory. Your Riverside dentist suggests immediate treatment because you will save yourself money and frustration.

Learn More About Treating Cavities From Our Team

If you’re dealing with a cavity, then we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to take care of it! Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.