Got a Cavity? How Your Dentist Can Help

Woman Rubbing her jaw uncomfortablyAre you concerned that you could be struggling with a dental cavity? If so, you are not alone. In fact, recent studies indicate that as many as 90 percent of adults will experience cavities. Fortunately, modern dental fillings provide a wonderful way to restore a tooth affected by a cavity, quickly, functionally and beautifully as well. So if you do think you might be suffering from a cavity, it is time to schedule an appointment with a restorative dentist as soon as possible.

Watch for Warning Signs of Dental Decay

There are a number of common symptoms of dental cavities, which can help let you know there is a problem. If you pay close attention to your smile, you are more likely to detect dental issues quickly, and to seek restorative treatment accordingly.

Here are a few changes, to watch for, which could indicate a cavity is forming:

  • Visible changes like white patches, grey or dark brown patches can all be indication of enamel erosion
  • Sensitivity, especially while eating or drinking hot or cold foods items, or when consuming any form of sugar, can also be a warning of a cavity
  • Discomfort while eating is almost always a warning of a dental problem of some sort, often a cavity

Seek Prompt Treatment, to Protect Your Tooth

If you want to protect your damaged tooth, it is important to seek restorative treatment at the first sign of trouble. When detected early, most cavities can be restored using simple dental fillings. Left to progress, however, cavities can frequently lead to infections that will require more extensive restoration measures such as root canal treatment or even a porcelain crown.

One of the may benefits of dental fillings is that they can be made to blend seamlessly within one’s smile, creating a natural-looking and beautiful restoration most people won’t be able to spot. They are also designed to fit and function comfortably!

About Your Spring, TX Dental Experts:

At Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates, located in Spring, TX, we proudly deliver modern, quality dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment to patients and families throughout the community. Though we are located in Spring, we also welcome patients from Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates today at 281-320-2000. Se Habla Espanol!