If you have been experiencing increasing discomfort during meals, or even snacks, it could be due to a dental cavity. Cavities are so common that some recent studies indicate that nearly 90 percent of the adults in America will suffer from dental caries, or cavities as they are more commonly called. Almost one third of school-aged children are also likely to develop them. Fortunately, if you do find yourself one of so many patients who will be diagnosed with a cavity this year, there are natural-looking ways to help restore your smile and to prevent further problems.
Don’t Ignore Warnings of Decay
Not all patients will exhibit obvious signs of decay, when suffering from dental cavities or other problems. However, most people do notice some symptoms of dental issues, when they have developed.
For instance, heightened sensitivity can be a common indicator of enamel erosion. The sensitivity is often the result of the layer beneath the enamel becoming exposed. This layer, called the dentin, is more sensitive than the enamel itself.
Another common indicator that the enamel has been damaged, is deep discoloration, such as grey or black in the crevices of teeth. Even white patches on teeth’s surface can be a symptom of enamel erosion.
Enjoy Comfort and Confidence with a Dental Filling
If you are diagnosed with a cavity, talk to your dentist about whether or not a modern dental filling could be of help. Fillings were once made of metal amalgam, but they can now be made of composite resin, which offers several benefits. Perhaps most obvious is the fact that this material looks more natural, while still helping to restore comfort.
In Need of Restorative Treatment?
Restorative dental treatment helps to protect teeth made fragile by decay or trauma. Contact Dr. Okoniewski by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820 to schedule a restorative visit.