Almost all of us know that feeling. You take a bite into your favorite food, and suddenly you feel a sharp pain coming from one of your teeth. While having a cavity can be inconvenient, we can provide the solution in one quick and easy dental visit.
A cavity is also known as tooth decay, which occurs when the tooth is damaged from consistent exposure to plaque and tartar. The tartar eats away at the tooth, causing small holes or discoloration. We treat this by removing the portion of the tooth affected by decay and placing a composite filling in the space left over.
Cavities are often hard to detect in their earliest stages, which unfortunately means that they have a higher chance of worsening. If left untreated for too long, one could even lead to needing a root canal.
That’s why visiting the dentist every six months is extremely important. We can detect your developing oral health issues before pain and discomfort become noticeable. However, if you start to notice some of these signs, you might have a cavity:
Today’s composite dental fillings are much better than the original amalgam fillings of the past. Not only do they look great – they’re durable too! Some other great benefits include:
You don’t have to suffer through the pain of a cavity when you can simply visit Nabors Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for the best dental filling treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.