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Hole in a Tooth

Pasadena Texas General Dentistry

If right now you feel a hole in your tooth, but it doesn’t hurt yet (or does it?). You are thinking, “I can wait a little while before getting this fixed. After all, it doesn’t hurt.” Right? WRONG! Teeth can be complicated! There is a nerve in the middle of your tooth, and it is surrounded by two substances called dentin (middle of the tooth), and enamel (outside of the tooth). These are the hardest substances in your body, even harder than your bones! It takes a while for bacterial acid to eat through the tooth causing a cavity.

When the bacteria reach the nerve, there is extreme pain.

This is why it’s important to get a cavity fixed BEFORE it hurts.

So, how do you fix the tooth? If it is not hurting then a simple filling may be possible.

If significant tooth structure is missing then a crown is needed.

If the tooth is already hurting then a root canal followed by a crown is warranted.

Don’t let a small dental problem become a dental emergency. Our Pasadena, Texas Dental office will get you back on track with your dental health. Call us today at 713-941-8261 or come by 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504.