Tooth decay is a common public health concern that affects patients of all ages, from toddlers to adults. Most patients will experience some degree of tooth decay during their lifetime. Dentists recommend treatment early in development when it is most conservative.
Dental cavities can lead to an infected root canal and potentially the need for a tooth extraction if the patient does not seek treatment. Fuller Dental provides treatment options for restoring a decayed tooth.
Did you know you can prevent tooth decay?
Preventing tooth decay requires good oral hygiene habits and regular visits to the dentist office. Visiting the dentist at least once every six months is key to preventing tooth decay. Professional teeth cleanings are able to clean deep into the gums and access all surfaces of teeth. The goal is to remove all the built-up plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach areas.
Brushing and flossing twice a day helps to remove food from between the teeth. During your dental exams, your Fuller Dental dentist can provide you and your children with personalized tips and tricks for better oral hygiene habits.
Good oral hygiene habits help to prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar on the surface of teeth. Bacteria feed on the sugary plaque and tartar and begin to multiply and leaving behind an acidic by-product that erodes the enamel of the tooth. Once the tooth is compromised, the pulp becomes susceptible to infection and will require treatment.
Treatment for Dental Cavities
Fuller Dental offers a range of services to treat any stage of a tooth cavity. When caught early, tooth decay can be treated using a routine dental filling. A dental filling is a very common treatment that we use in our Burlington NC dentist office.
A dental filling can help restore a damaged tooth back to normal function and shape. We offer many different types of fillings, including gold, amalgam, composite, and porcelain dental fillings. One of our dentists will examine your teeth to figure out which type of filling will work best for you.
For teeth with larger cavities, the dentist may recommend a type of porcelain restoration such as an inlay, onlay, or dental crown. A dental crown can be custom designed to color-match your natural teeth. It will help stabilize your tooth and protect it from further damage.
If you have a severe toothache, you may need a root canal. This will remove the diseased tissue from inside the tooth. Treatment for tooth decay will vary depending on the progression of the decay. Visiting the dentist at least twice a year allows for early diagnosis and conservative treatment.
Fuller Dental Addressing Your Dental Concerns
Fuller Dental offers dental care for your dental health concerns. Our dental care team helps to restore your smile by addressing dental concerns from common to complex. From whitening discolored teeth to repairing damaged or missing teeth, our dental care team can help you enjoy a more beautiful, healthy smile.
If you are looking for a compassionate, highly trained, and experienced dental health care team in the Burlington, NC region, contact Fuller Dental or request an appointment online.