When you have a cavity, this could cause discomfort and unless stated, lead to an infection. To treat cavities and stop discomfort, then we may prescribe a dental filling. Instead of relying on metal, our team could opt for a composite resin material that is color-matched to your smile. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist discusses our treatments for tooth decay.
Does a Toothache Mean a Cavity?
If you have sensitivity when you eat or drink, or a toothache that doesn’t pass after a few hours, then you may have a cavity that needs attention. Schedule a visit so we can examine your smile. Using digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, we obtain detailed images that allow us to detect decay in the earliest stages. W then create a treatment plan to address the problem. Otherwise, pain will worsen as the decay spreads, and your tooth could become at risk for developing dental infection or a painful abscess. Instead of risking the loss of your tooth, see us for a single-visit filling placement.
Creating a Metal-Free Filling
Instead of metal, we have a composite resin that is safe for people of all ages. The blend of glass and acrylic-like particles can be color-matched to blend seamlessly with your tooth. We start treatment by using a numbing agent to ensure the area around your tooth is comfortable. We then remove all decay from the tooth and clean it thoroughly. Once we do this, we prepare and place the filling in several layers. As the composite resin cures under a light, we sculpt and mold it to ensure a balanced bite. Finally, we polish the tooth for a more attractive smile. The process only takes one visit and helps restore the health and beauty of your smile.
Steps to Keep Cavities Away
Following treatment, you should take steps to help prevent the onset of future cavities. For example, make time to brush and floss your teeth daily, as this removes food particles and limits then risk of cavities. Try to consume fewer foods and drinks high in sugar, as these deprive harmful oral bacteria of a meal. Seeing us every six months for a checkup and cleaning helps too. The checkup lets us uncover cavities before you experience discomfort, and a cleaning removes all plaque and tartar buildup to prevent enamel erosion, a major factor in the onset of tooth decay. If you have any question, give us a call today.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CUSTOM RESTORATIONS!
If you would like to find out more about how we treat tooth decay, then schedule a consultation today by contacting Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX at (972)-530-0552. You can also find our practice at 6850 N Shiloh Rd, Suite C Garland, TX 75044.