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Cavities & Fillings

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Cavities are permanent damage caused by decaying of the tooth. They are caused by plaque which adheres to the tooth and eats away the tooth structure. They are caused by bad oral hygiene or people who consume a great deal of sugar.

Cavities can cause pain and lead to other oral complications and health problems. One you start feeling pain in your mouth, it is important to contact us immediately for an appointment so that we can advise you the best course of action and remedy the problem.

With a simple cavity we drill away the diseased area and the tooth is restored with a porcelain or composite resin filling which matches your tooth color.

Larger cavities can be extremely painful and lead to a tooth fracturing. If a cavity has reached the tooth’s pulpy nerve, you may need a root canal or the tooth to be extracted.

Cavity prevention methods:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day.

  • Utilizing fluoride based toothpaste to strengthen the enamel layer of teeth.

  • Limiting the consumption of sugary foods. Sugar can stimulate the production of enamel decaying acid from any plaque on your teeth.

  • Visiting your dentist regularly for X-Rays and routine cleanings that can discover cavities hidden between your teeth.

  • Stained teeth discoloration. Any surface of a tooth that is abnormally black, white, or brown could be a sign of a cavity in a tooth.

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