What happens if you leave a hole in your tooth?
A Bad Cavity Can Bring Further Decay If you ignore a cavity, it will continue to grow in size. One bad cavity could lead to a second cavity before long. Decay of the tooth will widen and deepen; this will make you more prone to brittle teeth leaving them to the possibility of cracking and breaking.
What happens if a decayed tooth is not removed?
An untreated cavity can lead to an infection in the tooth called a tooth abscess. Untreated tooth decay also destroys the inside of the tooth (pulp). This requires more extensive treatment, or possibly removal of the tooth. Carbohydrates (sugars and starches) increase the risk of tooth decay.
What happens if cavity reaches nerve?
In the case of a deeper cavity that has reached the pulp or nerve canals, you may notice a bad taste in your mouth. Severe spontaneous pain, pain to pressure, pain that wakes you up at night and pain to hot are often signs of an infected nerve.
What happens if a cavity is too deep?
If your tooth decays to the enamel or dentin, a filling will be enough to repair it. However, if you do not treat the cavity with a filling, the decay will likely make its way to the nerve tissue, the deepest layer of the tooth. When this happens, you will need a root canal to repair your cavity.
Can you live with a rotten tooth?
Although not an immediate consequence, dentists strongly advise that letting rotten teeth go unattended can lead to blood poisoning. This happens because the rot from the teeth keeps getting deposited into the mouth, and in most cases, it’s swallowed along with saliva.
How long can you go with a rotten tooth?
Once a tooth is damaged or decaying, it’s only a matter of time before it dies. Depending on how heavy the damage, the tooth could die within a matter of days or even a couple of months. Darkened or discolored teeth are often the first sign that your tooth is on its way out.
What happens if rotten teeth are left unattended?
How do you fix a deep cavity?
Deep cavities don’t heal naturally. With the help of professional treatments, weakened enamel can be repaired, and a cavity can be reversed in its earliest stages. Once a cavity starts growing and gets deeper, the only option that remains with a dentist is to treat it by applying a filling.
Is it too late for my teeth?
People can go weeks, months, and even years without taking care of their teeth but that doesn’t mean that it is too late to start. Although neglecting your teeth for long periods can cause irreparable damage, this doesn’t mean that all hope is lost.