Do you know you must be struggling with some kind of oral health issue, due to the sensitivity you have been experiencing while trying to enjoy your meals, but feel unsure what could be to blame for your discomfort? Worse, are you in pain, yet scared to visit the dentist for fear what restorative treatment will entail? In many cases, dental issues like cavities, can actually be addressed through minimally invasive treatment that can leave a smile feeling much better, and even looking better, as well. So there is no reason to delay a dental visit that could actually improve both your comfort and your confidence. Instead, speak with your restorative dentist about the wonderful and beautiful ways he or she can help improve your smile!
If I have a cavity, what can be done?
Cavities are, by far, the most common dental issue facing both children and adults in America. That is because the teeth are strong, but they are susceptible to acidic erosion, which can be caused by a diet high in acidic foods and drinks, as well as exposure to sugar, which allows plaque bacteria in the mouth to form acidity that can then wear away the enamel.
If you are diagnosed with a dental cavity, a dentist can often help improve your comfort through the use of a dental filling, which is designed to protect a decayed tooth from further wear, as well as the possibility of infection.
Modern dental fillings can even be made of a tooth-colored material, called composite resin, which bonds tightly with teeth, creating a great seal, as well as the esthetic benefit of blending nearly seamlessly within one’s smile.