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What Is The Best Way To Handle A Topical Cavity?

Posted on 10/15/2023 by Dr. Castellon
Black female patient holding jaw from tooth pain at Dallas Prosthodontics in Dallas, TXIt refers to the early stage of tooth decay that weakens the enamel. A topical cavity should be addressed immediately to prevent tooth loss. It is also known as an incipient cavity. It might cause mild pain if left untreated. If you have a topical cavity, it is important to do the following things.

Call dentist for checkup

Before you do anything, you are supposed to make a dental appointment as soon as possible. This checkup will help identify the weak spots and provide necessary interventions before the problem progresses. The dentist will do an examination and treatment. If you cannot, book an appointment.

Watch your diet

Maintaining a healthy diet is key to oral hygiene. Avoid foods and drinks that have extreme temperatures, are sugary, or are acidic. This is because they may cause pain to your teeth. Acidic foods like tomatoes and dried fruits can worsen the condition. These foods may increase the pain and they facilitate tooth decay.

Take care of the area

Keep your mouth clean. This is by gently brushing your teeth. If it is painful, avoid brushing or flossing. However, keeping your mouth clean reduces the bacteria that produce corrosive acids. Removing any plaque and particles on the teeth may also help reduce the pain caused by the cavity.


Finally, your oral health is your priority. Preventing the onset of cavities is better than treating or extracting the tooth due to cavities. Cavities destroy your tooth's dentin and enamel. This might expose the nerves underneath causing sensitivity and toothaches. The ways mentioned above will help you manage cases as such. If you need to deal with pain, inflammatory issues, sore gums, tooth extractions, and cavity treatment, reach out. Call or visit our nearest hospital today. Do not wait until tomorrow.

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