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How do I protect a cavity from growing larger?

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Posted by: kat_md  (9 years ago)
Hi guys! I am so grateful, I found this website. It is so informative and helpful.

I've got a question. I just got my braces removed and I have a cavity in my left canine. When I press on it, it hurts. It's going to be at least a month before I have the money to get it fixed. I'd like to know if anyone knows of a way to prevent the cavity from growing any larger until the time I get it filled.

Thank you for input.
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Caries should be treated sooner rather than later, so I suggest you don't wait too long.

In the meantime however, practise exceptional oral hygiene, try and consume food with low sugar content, and use fluoride gels!

All the best!
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: kat_md  (9 years ago)
Thank Doc,

I've noted those suggestions!

Best Regards,

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Posted by: perfectsmile  (9 years ago)
You can slow it down by avoiding sugary and acidic foods. Get it filled as soon as you can though.