Are you experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity? Even if you’re not, it’s a good idea to see your dentist to identify any cavities you may have, as you may not feel them at all. Cavities form over time as a result of acid produced by bacteria that wears down the enamel of your teeth. If left untreated, cavities can continue to worsen, impacting the dentin and pulp of your teeth and requiring more serious treatments like fillings and root canals. The good news? Dr. White offers cavity prevention treatments and cavity fillings right here in our Holly Ridge, NC office.
There are several things you can do to help prevent the occurrence of cavities. These include:
While you may be taking great care of your teeth, it’s still possible to experience a cavity. Because you may not have any symptoms, it is important to visit us at least every six months for a regular checkup. During your checkup, we can examine your teeth for cavities in addition to providing advanced teeth cleaning services.
CAVITY SEALANTS & FILLINGS
If we catch a cavity during early stages—before your tooth’s enamel has been worn completely away—we can apply a dental sealant. This is a simple treatment that helps to stop ongoing decay and prevent future damage of the tooth. The process is quick, easy and pain-free. We can complete this for you in a matter of minutes.
If damage is too severe—if decay has breached the enamel and has begun to enter the dentin—cavity fillings will be needed. We offer fillings with the latest materials that are highly durable and made to appear like your natural teeth. This procedure can also be performed quickly with virtually no pain. We practice gentle dentistry and will always work to ensure you’re comfortable before treatment.