Are you hoping to put that filling off a little longer? Decay spreads so waiting isn’t always the best option. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about the importance of preventative dental care and treating cavities with life-like fillings before they turn into bigger problems!
Cavities In Children Move Fast
Finding cavities in children is never fun. But with routine dental visits, we can catch decay early enough that it is easily treatable with a simple tooth-colored filling. It is important to understand that children’s enamel is softer and thinner than that of an adult’s tooth. Therefore, when decay is diagnosed, removing it quickly is a must. If the decay is allowed to spread, it could reach the vulnerable pulp that supports the life of your child’s tooth. Once this area is infected pain is sure to follow with the need of a root canal or extraction.
Life-Like Fillings Let You Forget
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with a cavity or perhaps you’ve just chipped a tooth, we can treat it with life-like fillings. Metal fillings are now a thing of the past. These newer fillings are made of a strong composite resin that can be matched to your natural tooth. Once the filling is placed, many patients forget where they ever had an issue! Even dental professionals sometimes have a hard time seeing where a composite filling has restored a tooth!
Prevent Cavities in The Future
Tooth decay can be caused by several factors such as frequent sugar consumption, indigestion issues, or poor enamel formation. Fortunately, there are ways to fight the bacteria that cause tooth decay and products that can help strengthen and re-mineralize your tooth structure. At your dental check-up, we will look for red flags in your medical history that could indicate a stronger chance for decay or disease. We also thoroughly examine your entire mouth for signs such as erosion or red tissues that could raise flags for cavity problems in the future. When issues are found we have procedures like fluoride treatments, sealants, and other techniques based on your unique situation.
Schedule That Filling Today!
Let’s prioritize regular dental check-ups and treating tooth decay early! Call our dental office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also proudly serve patients and their families from Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.