Tooth decay (cavities) is a bacterial infection that can spread deeper into your tooth or adjacent teeth unless it’s treated quickly.
At Yes Dental, we work to provide early intervention to combat cavities while they’re as small as possible.
Composite (white) dental fillings bond closely to your enamel, helping us preserve as much tooth structure as possible. This characteristic makes them less invasive than traditional metal fillings. Plus, we can select the shade of composite so that it blends in nicely with your smile’s natural colour.
Do you have a cavity? Common warning signs include:
Not all cavities are uncomfortable or cause toothaches. Sometimes they can go completely undetected without an exam and X-rays. Especially those areas of decay between your teeth, where you can’t see them.
Although white fillings cannot develop cavities, the tooth around them still can. It’s important for you to brush and floss around your teeth daily to prevent recurring tooth decay.
Plan to book a regular check and clean at Yes Dental in Rouse Hill every six months to have your smile monitored. We will carefully assess your fillings and other dental work to make sure everything is holding up like it ought to.
One of the most common misconceptions about cavities is that the severity of infection is related to how uncomfortable it is. Cavities can be quite large before symptoms are noticeable. Without treatment, the decay can spread into the nerve of a tooth and create an abscess. By that point in time, a root canal and crown will be necessary. It’s always best to treat the infection while it is small as possible.
Similarly, children with cavities need to have their teeth repaired before it impacts their developing smile. Even though baby teeth will eventually fall out, early childhood decay can permanently alter the formation and eruption patterns of your child’s adult teeth.
Do you have a cavity or want a second opinion about your dental filling? Visit our Rouse Hill family dentists today.