What Are Dental Cavities?
Cavities mean permanent damage to the tooth caused by acid and bacteria compromising the enamel and eventually breaking through it.
Once a cavity forms, no amount of brushing or flossing will make it go away. Cavities provide the perfect home for bacteria to nestle into the tooth and work their way toward the root. Left-alone, cavities will likely continue to grow and eventually cause significant damage to the tooth, eventually leading to a painful root infection.
Treatment for Tooth Cavities
In order to prevent the issue from getting worse, we want to handle cavities as soon as possible and protect the health of the tooth and mouth.
If you have a cavity that needs treatment, we recommend that you come into our local Tampa, FL, dental office to get the issue resolved.
To prevent the cavity from growing, your dentist will remove all the affected teeth and thoroughly clean the area so no bacteria can nest there.
The dentist fills the hole with a filling that protects the exposed inner layers of the tooth that can no longer defend themselves without enamel. This new filling allows the patient to continue to use the tooth normally. We are happy to offer tooth-colored filling options that will make it almost impossible to tell the tooth has been treated.
Preventing Cavities From Forming
Good oral hygiene, including correctly brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, and routinely visiting your dentist for cleanings and check-ups, will do wonders to keep your mouth cavity-free.
Carrollwood Village Dental
We understand that people aren't perfect, and we are a no judgment dental office; no matter the state of your smile, we happily treat all patients and help them achieve their dental goals. Contact us today to schedule an exam or cleaning to help prevent cavities, or schedule a time to get your cavities treated.