Quiz: Will Decay Always Require A Filling?

Are you under the impression that if you have a cavity, no matter what you will need a dental filling for your tooth? As a matter of fact, tooth decay isn’t a cut and dry situation. Instead, sometimes it will be something that is going to require a filling but not always. So, how to figure out when a filling is required and when it’s going to be something else (and exactly what that treatment is going to be)? We can help you start to understand the details with our quiz.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: If you have a cavity, the chances are good that we will suggest a dental filling as your treatment.
  2. True or False: If your decay is severe, it’s possible that we might need to suggest a root canal treatment because bacteria may have entered your tooth.
  3. True or False: When decay claims too much of your tooth, a filling might fall short. In these instances, you may find yourself requiring a crown.

Quiz Answers

  1. True. In order to end the tooth decay, so it cannot progress and damage your tooth any further, and to fully repair your tooth, we usually suggest a dental filling.
  2. True. When severe decay occurs, a filling might not be enough. Bacteria that enter your tooth and make their way into your roots will damage your pulp and lead to infection.
  3. True. For decay that leaves severe damage in its wake, we often suggest the placement of a dental crown, so you may save your tooth!

See Us ASAP To Resolve Decay

Come see us for restorative care, so we can fix decay and save your oral health right away. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.