Was your morning cup of coffee interrupted by troubling dental pain? Even minor dental discomfort can make it difficult to enjoy meals and beverages, particularly those that are hot, cold or high in sugar. That is because sensitivity is often caused by cavities, which form when plaque bacteria in the mouth has caused acidic erosion, to the point that the enamel has been eroded away. Once the layer beneath the enamel, the dentin, has become exposed, many patients struggle with sensitivity as a side effect of the cavity. Fortunately, restorative treatment for cavities is often quite simple and even esthetically-pleasing. So if you fear you might have a cavity, don’t’ delay treatment. Your restorative dentist could actually get you back to enjoying your life, and coffee, again soon!
Warning Signs You Could Have a Dental Cavity
Sensitivity is one common symptom of a cavity, but it is not the only warning sign that you could be struggling with a dental problem. You might also notice discoloration, particularly dark patches or lines, or even white patches on the surface of your teeth. This can be caused as the enamel begins to wear away.
Considerations When Choosing Restorative Treatment
If you want to restore your smile’s comfort, while still being able to smile confidently, consider the benefits of choosing a tooth-colored dental filling. These fillings are made of composite resin that is shaded to match the teeth, and sculpted to make them symmetrical within the smile, making for a more seamless restoration than the metal amalgam fillings that were once common.