i think the last time i went to the dentist was about four years ago. my teeth were fine. just had a general clean up... he did say i had a cavity but they were too small to do anything about it. anyway i ignored what he said and kept drinking juices and fizzy drinks etc. it would sometimes hurt my teeth (where the cavity was) when i had sweets.
last week i decided to stop eating and drinking sweets after a scare of seeing my top wisdom tooth in bad shape (and some other slightly bad looking molars)... i booked an appointment to the dentist for monday. i've read up alot about cavities. now at the moment, it's got the darkish color and the enamel is half way destroyed. i can slightly see a pinkish color which to my knowledge is the dentin. most likely i'll get all the dark stuff scraped off and then a filling or that white stuff i hear that heals the enamel back to normal.
a few other teeth are fine with just tiny spots of cavity in the very early stages. it's the other wisdom tooth i am worried about which has brought me here to ask of opinions... it's grown out of the gum but slightly sideways. i thought it would grow more and push into the other tooth but nothing has happened and it's been like this for maybe a year or more. it probably stopped growing just in time. never had pain there at all. just a small gap that sometimes captures food that i might have to brush out or scrape out with dental tools that i have.
this is what i wanted to ask... i can't really see that far but i THINK there is a cavity happening in that wisdom tooth. can't see it cause the other tooth towers over it a bit and i can only see half. will the dentist tell me i need to remove it or can it still be saved? if it doesn't hurt it doesn't need to be removed right? because of it's angle will the dentist be able to fill it?
sorry for the long post... i guess i got a bit of a dental phobia myself