Why Is Now the Right Time for a Filling?

October 23, 2018

If you have been told that you need a filling by a dentist, the suggestion came with an implied “as soon as possible.” If you need a filling, why is a now the right time? The most important reason is that tooth decay is progressive and it will get worse. However, in the actual sense of time, it is a good idea to get a filling before winter really begins in Olathe, Kansas. For one reason, you want to enjoy the holiday season without a toothache. For another reason, you want to avoid catching a cold or the flu on top of having tooth pain. If you need a dental filling, now is the right time. 

Be Ready for the Holidays

As soon as Halloween is over, it will seem like the holiday season begins. The hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping will start soon. If you have a tooth that needs a filling, you may already notice it or pain could be just around the corner. Restoring a vulnerable tooth now with a filling can make sure you can fully enjoy the feasts of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, or Christmas.

Avoid a Toothache & a Cold

Last year’s cold and flu season was one for the record books. On top of colds and flu, the winter season is more apt for sinus infections and issues. The pressure from sinus congestion can exacerbate the pain of a toothache and vice versa. If you have a tooth that needs to be restored, it can be a good idea to do it before you are battling sinus issues.

Tooth Decay Will Progress

The most important reason to get a filling is to save your tooth. Leaving tooth decay to progress can leave you vulnerable to infection and inflammation (and pain). At a severe stage, you may need to get a root canal treatment to restore your tooth. In some severe cases, the tooth may need to be extracted from prevent problems to spreading throughout your smile and body.

Do You Need a Filling?

If you need a filling, now is the time to get one. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, Spring Hill, Osawatomie, Edgerton, Shawnee, Johnson County, De Soto, Paola, Lawrence, and all surrounding communities.