How long can you wait to get cavities filled if your teeth don't hurt?
- 2 years ago
Teeth are remarkably strong, but they can chip, crack (fracture) or break. This can happen in several ways:
Biting down on something hard
Being hit in the face or mouth
Having cavities that weaken the tooth https://thepainreliefpractice.com/knee-pain/
Having large, old amalgam fillings that don't support the remaining enamel of the tooth
When a tooth chips or breaks, it may not hurt. However, your tongue usually feels the sharp area quite quickly. Minor tooth fractures usually don't cause pain, but if a large piece of the tooth breaks off, it can hurt. The nerve inside the tooth may be damaged. Extreme discomfort also can happen when nerve endings in the dentin are exposed to air, or to hot or cold foods or drinks.
Pain from a broken or cracked tooth may be constant or may come and go. Many people feel pain when they chew because chewing puts pressure on the tooth.
- Anonymous2 years ago
Until they fall out. But I wouldn't wait that long. The sooner you get them filled the less damage has to be repaired (or the possibility of losing them altogether is avoided).
- KimLv 52 years ago
Take really good care of your teeth and try and get that filling filled as soon as possible. The longer you wait the more you risk getting a full blown abscess. Those aren't fun.
- Elaine MLv 72 years ago
The longer you wait the worse the decay becomes.
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- JohnLv 72 years ago
You can’t waitnunless you want to lose the tooth
- Richard GLv 62 years ago
It s better to get your teeth taken care of before they start hurting.