Salisbury Family Dentistry provides treatment services that can repair a damaged tooth caused by cavities. Cavities form when the enamel, which is the protective layer on each tooth, breaks down due to sugary foods and bacteria. When left untreated, cavities can cause serious pain, discomfort, tooth decay, and swelling.
Cavities are typically caused by:
- Improper brushing techniques
- Lack of or improper flossing habits
- Sugary foods
- Improper diets
Prevention and early-stages of cavity treatment are key to stopping the damaging effects. If taken care of early on, cavities can easily be removed and a filling placed restoring the strength of the tooth.
What Are Fillings?
A dental filling is a type of restorative dentistry treatment used to replace areas where there was a cavity, repair tooth fractures or otherwise damaged surfaces of the teeth. Fillings can be done with various types of materials but they all restore a damaged tooth back to its normal shape and function. In many cases, sensitivity caused by a damaged tooth will be significantly improved or completely eliminated once an appropriate dental filling material is placed.
When to See a Dentist?
Cavities are one of the most common reasons patients visit the dentists. It is important to maintain your 6-month checkups and cleanings to identify and prevent cavity formation or enamel loss. In the early stages of cavities, symptoms are sometimes difficult to recognize. However, if you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or sensitivity, please make a dental appointment with our team as soon as available.