Do you get a sharp pain in your tooth when you eat something that is sweet, or hot or cold? If this continues to happen it may well be that you have a dental cavity that needs treatment. The important thing to remember is that a dental cavity will never go away by itself. And, if left untreated, a small dental cavity will eventually turn into a big tooth problem. For example, if decay is allowed to reach the inner layers of the tooth, it can eventually cause tooth infection that needs root canal treatment. However, if caught in the early stages a dental cavity will be able to be easily treated in a short amount of time in our dentist’s chair. If you think you have a dental cavity and need Albany dental care, come to our practice, Dr. Geoffrey Edmunds.
Our dentist who provides exemplary Albany dental care is Dr. Geoffrey B. Edmunds. When patients come to our dental office for cavity treatment they are an excellent hands. Nobody enjoys hearing that they have a cavity, but treatment of a cavity is easy and pain-free at our dental practice. Our dentist is able to provide you with local anesthesia which will ensure that you do not have any pain during the cavity treatment. When a person eats carbohydrates, the carbs in your mouth are mixed with bacteria and the result is an acid. This acid mixes with the bacteria and your saliva to form plaque. The plaque clings to your teeth, with the acids in the plaque working to dissolve your tooth enamel. This eventually creates holes in your enamel which are cavities. Sometimes if a cavity is larger you can see it, while other times you are able to feel its presence when you eat. Oftentimes, patients are not aware that they have cavities. However, cavities always need to be treated nonetheless to prevent further tooth damage.
There are many things that can be done to prevent cavities. To do this, patients come in for Albany dental care which includes periodic teeth cleanings. This is very important as it will help remove any stubborn plaque or tartar from the teeth. Children especially benefit from getting fluoride treatments or dental sealants. Fluoride is known to reduce the number of cavities, and is found in drinking water and toothpastes as well. For our young patients we also offer dental sealants. These treatments are used on the flat surfaces of the molars of the teeth, and protect the teeth from cavities for years. For a comprehensive dental checkup or teeth cleaning, contact our office today.