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Consequences of Untreated Cavities

Posted on 3/8/2021 by Northstar Dental
Consequences of Untreated CavitiesTooth cavities are nothing but bad news. If left untreated, the consequences can be even worse.

It's very important to look out for cavities and go for a dental checkup regularly. There are many signs and symptoms of cavities that you must notice before they get worse, such as:

•  toothache
•  visible holes or pits in the teeth
•  tooth sensitivity
•  pain when you eat or drink something
•  brown or black stains on the surface of the teeth

If you overlook these signs, untreated cavities can lead to a host of other dental issues that include the following:

Nerve Damage

Cavities tend to keep growing if left untreated, and when they do, they eventually reach the nerves. This can lead to extreme pain to the point that you might have to go for procedures like a root canal or even an extraction.


Cavities occur in the teeth, but if you don't treat them in time, they can put your whole body at risk, leading to serious kind of infections. Dental infections are not to be taken lightly, as they aren't only painful but can also cause swelling in the jaw.

Cracking and Breaking

Cavities continue to grow in size when left untreated and can bring further decay, causing the tooth to widen and deepen. Over time, the teeth are likely to become extremely brittle and highly prone to cracking and breaking. The bigger the cavity becomes in size, the greater the issue it will bring along unless you take immediate action.

At Northstar Dental, Dr. Adler and Dr. Coeling can help treat dental cavities and also suggest you tips on how prevent them from occurring in the future.

If you are dealing with tooth cavities, call us at (303) 481-3901 today to schedule an appointment with us so that our team of dental experts can offer immediate help and guidance.
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