When you have a cavity, this could compromise your tooth and leave it vulnerable to infection. You could also experience tooth sensitivity or a painful toothache. Fortunately, we have treatment to bring relief and also offer a lifelike appearance. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist is looking at how we stop painful cavities.
How Cavities Cause Discomfort
A cavity forms in the dentin, the sensitive layers of tooth structure that are typically protected by enamel. This could happen due to poor oral hygiene weakening and eroding enamel, or via injury that compromises the enamel. The decay then prads with time, growing more severe and leading to discomfort, such as tooth sensitivity and eventually, persistent toothaches. Treatment is essential in order to avoid an infection, which not only means increased discomfort, but the risk of losing your tooth altogether.
Solutions with a Dental Filling
When you experience a toothache or persistent tooth sensitivity, then you should let us know right away. We will perform an exam and identify the cavity. After we assess the extent, we will choose the most appropriate treatment option. In many cases, this is a dental filling. The placement process only takes one visit. We begin by administering a local numbing agent to keep you comfortable. Next, we need to remove all decay and then thoroughly clean the tooth. Afterward, we apply the composite resin material we use, which is metal-free and can be color-matched to blend with your smile. The tooth is then molded and sculpted as the composite resin cures under a special light. Finally, we polish the tooth for a brighter appearance. In one visit, we treat your decay with a lifelike dental restoration!
Tips for Avoiding Cavities
You can also take measures to help prevent the onset of a cavity. For example, you can take time to brush for two minutes when you wake up and then do the same before going to bed. Be sure you use a fluoride toothpaste when you do, as this helps strengthen the outer enamel. Every evening you also need to floss in between each and every tooth, which removes trapped parties that a toothbrush alone may not reach. A visit for a checkup and cleaning every six months is also important. In fact, consider scheduling one now to use your 2021 dental benefits before they expire at the end of December. If you have any questions about treating a cavity, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR RESTORATIONS?
If you want to end 2021 with a healthy and beautiful smile, then please 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.