Signs You Might Have a Cavity:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks
- Pain when chewing
Of course, the best way to prevent a cavity is by brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing with an oral rinse. In addition, routine dental checkups will help us catch potential problems sooner and treat them accordingly.
How We Treat Cavities
Cavities must be caught as early as possible. Fillings are much easier, and less expensive than things like root canals, crowns or extractions. Therefore, the sooner a problem is found and fixed the easier the whole process will be and the healthier your mouth will remain for a lifetime.
Filling a Cavity
First we remove the decayed, infected part of the tooth. We then bond with tooth colored fillings, which unlike metal fillings bonds to the tooth and seals it. We like metal free filling materials as they seal the tooth, look natural, and do not later cause cracking. This process fills in the tooth and prevents bacteria from causing further damage. We then polish and match the original shape of the tooth which helps to ensure you have a comfortable and natural occlusion