Huntersville Dentist | Cavities: Treating and Preventing Them

Huntersville, NC Dentist

Cavities, when not treated early enough, will lead to severe tooth decay. The way that cavities develop, they start out on the surface of the teeth and then slowly move their way into the heart of the tooth. When the cavity reaches the pulp of your tooth, this can lead to the precipitation of excessive pain since the nerves are irritated. The only way that you can keep the tooth from being destroyed from inside out is to prevent the cavity from burrowing deep into the tooth in the first place. And to treat cavities, below are just some of your options:

Treat the cavity by filling it in.

If you want to keep the cavity from developing further into the tooth, then right from the very onset you must find a way to fill in the cavity. And to do that, dentists make use of a certain dental filling material such as composite resin or dental amalgam. Depending on the type of tooth to be treated, the cavity would then be sealed and filled in with the help of any one of these dental materials. Amalgam would be used on the molars while composite resin would be used on the teeth that appears along the smile line.

Treat the cavity using inlays and onlays.

If you want to have a better fit as compared to dental fillings, then you had better tried out inlays and onlays instead. Inlays and onlays are prefabricated dental restorations which are used to correct and treat the cusps and the biting surfaces of our teeth. Since these points are often holding areas for food debris which then generate acids and erode the enamel of your teeth, then they are extremely susceptible to cavities. Inlays and onlays are pasted on these surfaces and are custom-made to fit the cusps and biting surfaces of your teeth.

Prevent cavities with the help of dental sealants.

If you want to keep your teeth from developing cavities, then the best way for you to do that, other than exercising good dental hygiene, is to go through a dental sealing procedure. A dental sealant is a liquid form of plastic which is painted on the biting surfaces of your teeth. The dental sealant would then even out the ridges found on the biting surfaces of your molars, and make it difficult for dental debris to accumulate there as well as make it easier for you to clean your teeth.

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Tate C. Langdon, DDS, PA

15329 Hodges Cir
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: (704) 875-0123
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