How to Treat a Cavity

How to Treat a Cavity

Do you have a cavity in [city], [state]? If so, it’s important that you get it treated right away. When you go into [practice_name] to get it taken care of, the following treatments may be used:

-Dental filling: A dental filling is a common dental treatment that is needed when tooth decay has attacked the tooth. Typically, Dr. [doctor_name] will remove the decayed portion of the tooth with a dental tool and then will fill the hole of the tooth with a dental filling. The type of filling used will depend on the tooth’s appearance and function in your smile.

-Pulp capping: Pulp capping is a rare treatment that is used when the decay has penetrated into the interior structures of the tooth and has slightly infected the pulp and nerve. This treatment is needed when there is a chance the pulp and nerve can still survive. During this procedure, your dentist will remove the decay, cover the pulp and nerve to protect them, and then fill the tooth with a dental filling.

-Root canal: A root canal is necessary when the decay has engulfed so much of your tooth that the nerve and pulp are both severely infected and they cannot be repaired. The treatment will involve your dentist removing the decay along with your nerve and pulp. Then, [heshe] will fill the tooth with a special material and then will top the tooth with a dental crown.

Now remember, if you don’t get the tooth decay removed in a timely manner, there’s a chance the decay can spread and completely damage your tooth, resulting in tooth extraction. So, make sure to get your cavity treated right away. For more information and details, or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at [phone] at your earliest convenience. We’re happy to help you!

2017-05-25T21:11:57+00:00November 10th, 2016|