What you need to know about treating a cavity
If you have a cavity, you may feel pain, but not always. You may feel a hole in your tooth, but not always. Cavities may be obvious, but not always. Only your dentist can tell for sure whether you have a cavity by performing a thorough examination and taking x-rays. Dr. Yati Yadav at Your Family Dentist in Peoria, Arizona wants you to know all about treating a cavity.
A cavity is caused by oral bacteria producing an acid which destroys tooth enamel and deeper tooth layers. The most important step you can take is prevention; that means brushing after meals and flossing daily. If you have pain, you can try taking over-the-counter pain medication until you can visit Dr. Yadav.
You don’t want to let a cavity go untreated. If you do, the cavity can turn into a more severe dental problem such as:
- A bigger filling
- A dental crown
- A root canal
- A tooth extraction
That’s why you need to visit Dr. Yadav as soon as possible if you think you have a cavity. He will determine the extent of your cavity and provide several options to fill your tooth.
Common options to treat and restore your cavity include:
Dental fillings- these can be made of metal amalgam, which is the strongest filling material, or composite, which is tooth-colored and cosmetically beautiful
Dental crowns- these can be made of gold, which is the strongest type of crown, or porcelain-fused-to-metal which is beautiful and strong, or full porcelain which is the most cosmetically beautiful crown
Dr. Yadav will recommend a restorative material for your filling based on the size of your cavity, location in your mouth, and your budget. When you see Dr. Yadav, you can be assured you are receiving the best treatment available, and don’t you deserve the best? Of course you do! So call Dr. Yati Yadav at Your Family Dentist in Peoria, Arizona and learn more about how to treat your cavity. Call today!
deals with children and teens of all ages to help them keep healthy smiles.
Why is seeing a pedodontist so important?
Of course, your child can see any dentist but why wouldn’t you take them to one that has spent countless hours training to handle your child’s growing smiles and all the issues that go with it? We have seen it all when it comes to kids’ smiles and we know what to look for to make sure that they are reaching all the milestones they need to and to pinpoint issues before they become more serious problems.
When should my child start seeing their Glendale, AZ pedodontist?
Children should start visiting us every six months for routine cleanings and exams by the time they turn 1 year old. It may seem young but even then there are issues that can develop, especially once their baby teeth start to erupt. Children aren’t immune to cavities or gum disease and through visiting us twice a year you can ensure that your child’s smile remains healthy.
What are some things to expect during my child’s visit?
The first visit with your little one will help us establish rapport with both you and your child. Of course it goes without saying that we will check your child’s mouth to make sure that everything is looking healthy but the first appointment is really designed for parents to ask questions, to discuss your child’s eating habits, environment, lifestyle, etc. and to make sure you know how to properly brush their teeth until they are old enough to do it for themselves.
Since tooth decay is the most common dental problem that befalls children in the US and also completely preventable, it’s important that you take these dental visits seriously. Your child’s smile depends on it!
Your child deserves only the best when it comes to their health. If you need to schedule their next cleaning, don’t wait to call Your Family Dentist, PC in Glendale, AZ for all of your child’s dental needs.