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I Think I Have a Cavity –– What Do I Do Now?

Posted on July 13th, 2015

teeth examinationWhile preventable, cavities are one of the top causes of toothaches and tooth pain, especially in children. Cavities are the result of tooth decay, which occurs when bacteria attack your teeth, ultimately affecting the tooth’s structure and, sometimes, the nerve itself. The holes in your teeth caused by tooth decay can be extremely painful, and may warrant care from a Cary, NC dentist.

At Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our Cary dental team excels in a number of cavity and tooth decay treatments, including fillings that match the color of your tooth and porcelain crowns that can strengthen the structure of a tooth that has been seriously damaged. Our fillings are virtually unnoticeable and are bonded directly to your tooth for enhanced strength. In addition, our dental crowns are made from molds of your mouth to match your exact tooth size and shape.

Oftentimes, cavity prevention starts at home. While some patients may not choose to use products that contain fluoride, fluoride has been shown to strengthen your tooth’s enamel –– its ultimate defense against bacteria, infection and tooth decay. Cavities can also be prevented by brushing your teeth at least twice per day, flossing and using mouthwash. All of those oral hygiene habits can help clear away harmful dental bacteria, while leaving your smile fresh and sparkling white.

Treat Your Cavities with the Local Dentists at Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Cary, NC

If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, or tooth pain that lasts for a day or longer, you may have tooth decay or a cavity. When that happens, make the call to Family & Cosmetic Dentistry’s Cary dental office at 919.859.1330. You may also submit an appointment request online via our contact page, or find additional resources like payment options on our patient info page.


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