Signs And Symptoms Of Cavities

Brushing and flossing your teeth two times a day can also help reduce the risk of getting cavities. Patients at high risk for developing cavities should ask about treatments that can help to prevent decay like fluoride rinses and dental sealants.

When you visit our practice in Columbus, OH with specific concerns, we will start with a physical exam to assess your teeth. Your dentist may recommend a series of digital x-rays to help us diagnose the cavity and determine the spread of the decay beyond the surface of the tooth. As soon as your cavity is identified, we’ll develop a treatment plan. In most cases, the cavity will be cleaned out then the hole is sealed with a tooth-colored filling. The composite resin used for the filling will be shaded to match your natural teeth to keep your smile looking beautiful. If the tooth cannot support a filling or you need more coverage, you may need an inlay, onlay, or crown. An advanced procedure, like a root canal, may be needed if the infection has gotten into the interior area of the tooth, known as the pulp.

Daily brushing and visiting the dentist twice a year are the best way to avoid cavities. However, if you have symptoms of a cavity, contact DentalWorks in Columbus, OH. Stop suffering from toothaches and sensitivity; our compassionate team will do everything to make your visit easy and get you the treatment you need. If you have dental fears, ask about our many sedation options to help keep you relaxed as we restore your dental health with an advanced treatment plan.