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11815 SW King James Pl #10
Tigard, OR 97224 Map
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18035 SW Lwr Boones Ferry Rd
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Bull Mountain:
(503) 968-6101

11815 SW King James Pl #10
Tigard, OR 97224 Map
Bridgeport:
(503) 906-8600

18035 SW Lwr Boones Ferry Rd
Tigard, OR 97224 Map

The Dangers of Not Treating a Cavity


Posted on 8/15/2017 by Dr. Johnson
 Cavity Total Health Dental OR 97224-2479
Cavities are decay growing from inside your tooth. It eats away at the pulp of your tooth, and can even eat through the hardest substance in the human body - tooth enamel.

If you have a cavity, the easiest way to treat it is by having your dentist remove the cavity, then fill it. This restores your tooth and lets your tooth be safe. However, your tooth will continue to decay if you don't get it treated properly.

When a Cavity is Left Untreated


At first, cavities start off small. They are literally too small for a dentist to notice when they first get started. They take time to grow. The cleaner you keep your mouth, the longer they usually take to grow. After some time, they are able to be seen, either by a manual examination or on an x-ray. This is usually when a cavity gets treated with a filling.

If that cavity is left alone, it will continue to grow. It will invade any space it can while it grows, and it doesn't have any type of concern about what types of tissues it pushes into. This can leave your tooth to become hollowed out and prone to fracture. Plus, it can also put a lot of bacteria right next to your gums, leading to gum disease.

Eventually, a cavity will consume the entire tooth. The tooth will break, and it will not be able to be salvaged. This won't be a painless process, and it will leave you in pain as you go. You never want this to happen to any of your teeth.

Talk to your dentist if you suspect you have a cavity. They will take a look and let you know what treatment option will work best for you. Typically, this simply means getting a filling, but sometimes it means a root canal.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (503) 968-6101 today.

Time to schedule your next appointment?


Call our Bull Mountain location at (503) 968-6101, our Bridgeport location at (503) 906-8600, or use our easy online scheduling form to set up your next visit quickly. On behalf of every dentist and team member at Total Health Dental, we look forward to helping you brighten the world with your smile.


Dr. Joel Fast
Dr. Rod Johnson


Bull Mountain (503) 968-6101

11815 SW King James Pl. #10
Tigard, OR 97224



Dr. John Holland


Bridgeport (503) 906-8600

18035 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd.
Tigard, OR 97224


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