Have meals become less enjoyable, lately, because of sensitivity related to one or more of your teeth? Are they particularly painful when you try to enjoy a hot beverage, like a cup of coffee, or sugary treats, like a scoop of ice cream? If so, the discomfort could be caused by a dental cavity. Undiagnosed, cavities can continue to wear away the tooth’s enamel, potentially leading to an infection. Fortunately, if you do seek restorative treatment promptly, you could like enjoy improved comfort quickly, with a minimally invasive dental filling.
Don’t Ignore Those Symptoms of Dental Decay
Sensitivity is just one of the common warning signs of dental caries, or as they are more commonly called cavities. If you notice discoloration of the teeth, either white patches on the surface of the teeth or dark lines along the crevices of teeth, it could also be due to enamel erosion. If you notice these or other negative changes in your smile, it is best to schedule a checkup as soon as possible. Prompt treatment can prevent worsening of the issue over time, and prevent infection, as well.
Address Your Problem with a Natural-looking Restoration
One of the most common forms of dental restoration is dental fillings. These help to protect fragile and eroded teeth, in order to prevent further discomfort caused by contact with foods and drinks, but also to prohibit exposure to bacteria, which can cause an infection.
Fortunately, modern dental fillings can be made to look natural. The composite resin material used also conducts less heat than metal, making it more comfortable for many patients.
Does Your Smile Need Cavity Treatment?
Prompt restorative treatment is important, when your teeth have become deceased or damaged. Call Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517 to schedule your restorative appointment. We also proudly serve residents of Chicago and all surrounding communities.