Surely my teeth won't fall out if I wish hard enough, right?
August 19, 2012 10:33 AM Subscribe
Do cavities ever just... go away?
posted by geegollygosh to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Went to a new dentist I hadn't visited before (first time I'd been in to a dentist in about a year) and she told me I had a "tiny cavity" on the outside of one of my molars. She described it to the receptionist as a "groove" when she told her to make an appointment for me to have it filled. She pushed on it with her little metal pokey instrument and asked if it hurt and I couldn't feel anything.
She also told me I had mild gingivitis so I am committing to A More Serious Toothcare Regime (including flossing which I don't usually do).
Anyway, I don't have dental insurance so.... is there a chance that this will go away if I am super fastidious about taking care of my teeth? And, in any case, is there a lot of possible harm in adopting a "wait six months and see" approach?