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The Damage Done to Your Teeth Adds Up Over Time

Posted on 7/7/2020 by Dr. Michael Wockenfus
The Damage Done to Your Teeth Adds Up Over TimeWe use our teeth every day for biting, chewing and speaking- both being important to us in daily life. Unfortunately, teeth are also able to become damaged, whether it was from impact from an accident or tooth decay has taken over- it is important to get this treated immediately. We will be quickly going over some of the problems you might face if left damaged teeth are untreated.

The Importance Of Treating Damaged Teeth

If you've heard the phrase “the straw that broke the camel's back”, it applies to this topic as well. When your teeth are damaged, the structure is compromised and prone to even bigger problems down the road since you are constantly using them daily. Think of it like a small hole formed on a boat, the longer it is left untreated, the bigger the hole gets because it is getting used as it wasn't intended.

A good example of this is leaving a small cavity untreated, which many people opt to do. A cavity may start off small and ignorable, but down the road, it develops into a larger hole in your tooth while becoming painful when you do anything with that affected tooth. This also applies to impact-related damage such as chipping your tooth on a popcorn kernel or falling down the wrong way. Another thing to note is that damaged teeth are more susceptible to harmful bacteria that are the cause of tooth decay.

In short, leaving a tooth damaged means there will be more severe problems that will need to be dealt with later on. If you have recently discovered you have a cracked, chipped, or decayed tooth. We urge you to seek treatment immediately before it gets worse than it already is. Our offices are open for appointments, just give us a call and we will set one up for you.

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