If you have a cavity, then you need to see the dentist. Lack of treatment could mean trouble, including dental infections and serious discomfort! In order to repair a cavity, we may suggest a filling. We offer our patients in Omaha, NE, lifelike fillings made from metal-free composite resin. How do these restorations repair decayed teeth and improve oral health?
The Warning Signs of a Cavity
If you attend routine six-month checkups, then we will usually identify tooth decay in the earliest stages, often before you experience any discomfort. Otherwise, you may not notice you have a cavity until you begin to experience tooth sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, or a persistent toothache. While temporary aches could arise due to sinus or allergy issues, or anchors in air pressure, these will be short lived and pass after a few hours. Pain that continues after 48 hours means you need to see your dentist right away!
The Causes of Your Cavities
Cavities could arise for a number of different reasons. Injury and poor oral hygiene could both damage or weaken outer tooth enamel, enabling bacteria to reach the inner dentin and cause tooth decay to form. Without treatment, the cavity continues to grow and spread, eventually causing an infection or abscess that could threaten the tooth’s stability. As part of our treatment, we will assess the cause and extent of your cavities, offering the right solution to protect your tooth and your oral health, such as a custom-made dental restoration.
Often, we treat cavities with a dental filling. Treatment begins with a cleaning, as we remove decay and clean the tooth thoroughly. We then prepare the restoration material, which is made from composite resin. The material will be shaded to match surrounding teeth. We apply the material and shape the tooth as the material cures under a light. Finally, we polish the tooth for a more natural looking appearance. In a single visit, we will restore the health and appearance of your decayed tooth, preventing infection and other complications. If you have any questions about cavities and preventing decay, then contact our team today. If your tooth begins to ache, then let us know. You may benefit from one of our lifelike dental fillings.
Pacific Hills Dental Offers Cavity Solution
At Pacific Hills Dental, we use lifelike restorations to repair smiles and improve oral health. Talk to our team about our dental treatment options. To make an appointment for yourself or for a family member, call our Omaha, NE, dental office today at (402) 330-2243. We proudly treat individuals in Omaha, NE, and all of the surrounding areas, including Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, and Millard.