So You Think You’ve Got a Dental Cavity?

So You Think You've Got a Dental Cavity?Do you worry that you might have already developed a dental carie, or cavity as they are most commonly called? Cavities are largely preventable, and yet they are  incredibly common. Some reports indicate that nearly 90 percent of the adults in America will suffer from them, and nearly 1/3 of school-aged children are likely to suffer from cavities, as well. The good news is that if you are diagnosed with a dental cavity, it doesn’t have to mean the end of your smile or comfort, as you know it. A modern dental restoration can likely help you chew more comfortably and smile more confidently following treatment.

Don’t Ignore Warnings of Decay

When you are experiencing symptoms of dental decay, like tooth sensitivity or pain, it is important to see your dentist as soon as possible. The sooner you seek treatment when you have developed a dental issue, the more likely minimally invasive restorative treatment, like a dental filling, will be effective.
Left without treatment, sensitivity can worsen to pain, and eventually case a progressed tooth infection. Sensitivity, discoloration, and discomfort are among the most common warning signs of dental cavities.

Feel Better with a Modern Restoration

Modern dental restorations are designed with comfort and cosmetic benefits, in mind. That’s why many dentists now use composite resin tooth fillings instead of metal ones. The composite resin can be shaded and sculpted to create natural restorations that conduct little heat, and yet effectively protect teeth from further erosion or possible infection.

Schedule Restorative Treatment?

Restorative dentistry helps to protect teeth made fragile by erosion or other damage. You can schedule a restorative visit by contacting Dr. Okoniewski at Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI, at (248) 852-1820.