When you have a cavity, this could lead to eventual toothaches. To avoid worsening pain and tooth loss, you need to undergo treatment. Instead of metal, our team could offer a natural-looking dental filling. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists will talk about how we treat cavities, and when you should see us for treatment.
The Risks of Your Tooth Decay
When you have a cavity, the decay will grow and spread with time. Eventually, this could allow the decay to teach the inner pulp, your tooth’s nerve center. An infection then develops, one that could lead to missing teeth and even the spread of infection to other parts of your smile! Which means to avoid these complications, you should seek treatment when you experience the symptoms of a cavity, including tooth sensitivity and toothaches. If you attend your routine six month checkup and cleaning visits, we will likely identify cavities before you even experience discomfort, and treat them right away!
Biocompatible and Lifelike Dental Fillings
How do we treat a cavity? We do so with a dental filling in most cases. This lifelike restoration is created from composite resin, a metal-free material that blends acrylic and quartz-like particles. We shade it to blend with the tooth seamlessly! We first administer sedation and then remove all decay before cleaning the tooth thoroughly. We apply the composite resin in several layers and then sculpt the tooth as we cure it under a light. Finally, we polish the tooth for a more lifelike appearance. This single-visit treatment could prevent the need for crowns or root canals, and help restore health and beauty to the smile.
Following treatment, we could discuss ways to help prevent future cases of tooth decay. You could limit your risk by brushing your teeth when you wake up and then again before going to bed. Each session should take two minutes and involve a fluoride toothpaste. You also need to floss every evening before going to bed. Try to cut back on sugary foods and drinks as this leaves behind particles to feed harmful oral bacteria. Finally, be sure you see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning visit, so we can watch for the warning signs of trouble, and also remove all harmful plaque and tartar buildup. If you have any questions about how we treat cavities, then contact our team today.
Talk To Our Austin, MN Dentist’s Office About Cosmetic Fillings
Potach And Mitchell Dental Clinic is ready to help treat cavities in only one sitting. To find out more about how we treat tooth decay with a lifelike dental restoration, then contact your Austin, MN, dentists, Dr. Potach and Mitchell, by calling 507-437-6312.