We offer tooth-colored fillings in Tampa, FL.
Typically, it’s hard to see tooth cavities with the naked eye. They can start between or at the back of teeth, making a grinning gaze into the bathroom mirror pointless.
Sometimes, however, you notice a brown or discolored spot on your tooth or tooth sensitivity. You may also discover a tiny hole when you run your tongue over your tooth.
Cavities are areas of decay that require dental treatment for repair and to stop the cavity from spreading.
Why You Should Treat a Cavity as Soon as Possible
A small cavity requires simple treatment to restore function and ease sensitivity. However, a large cavity can compromise the structure of your tooth, leaving it vulnerable to breakage.
Untreated tooth decay can also spread to the canal of your tooth, requiring root canal therapy as opposed to a simple dental filling.
While your Tampa dentist can repair a small cavity with a tooth-colored filling, you may require a dental crown for larger areas of decay. In severe cases, your dentist may recommend extraction followed by tooth replacement.
Catching Cavities Early
Because tooth cavities are not always obvious, it’s essential to visit us every six months for dental checkups and teeth cleanings in Tampa. Your dentist can diagnose an emerging cavity during your examination, and our hygienist can rid your teeth of the ingredients that cause decay.
For your part, you should be brushing your teeth after each meal or at least twice daily and flossing at least once.
Your diligence, coupled with excellent dental care, significantly lowers your cavities and gum disease risks.
If you suspect a tooth cavity or have not been in for your checkup and teeth cleaning, a team member is standing by to schedule your next dental appointment.