Have you spent weeks or even months suffering from discomfort when trying to enjoy your meals, all because of sensitivity or pain brought about by an undiagnosed dental problem? Many people will struggle with dental cavities. In fact, some studies indicate that nearly 90 percent of the adults in this country will be diagnosed with dental caries, or cavities as they are more commonly called. The good news is that if you are diagnosed with a cavity, restorative dentistry can likely help to improve your comfort, and just as importantly to save your fragile and damaged tooth.
Don’t Ignore Symptoms of Dental Decay
While the teeth are one of the strongest parts of the whole body, they are unlike other body parts like the skin for instance, in that the teeth cannot repair themselves when they have become damaged. This means that over time, without proper restorative treatment, any existing dental problems are only likely to worsen, causing increasing pain and eventually creating an infection.
With prompt care, however, your dentist can likely help to save your decayed tooth with minimally invasive treatment like a dental filling. Fillings involve gently preparing a tooth through filing the tooth, and then sealing it against further exposure to bacteria using a material like composite resin. Not only does the resin look natural, but it also bonds tightly with teeth, creating a great seal.
A Filling Can Improve Your Comfort, Protect Your Tooth, and Enhance Your Smile
Since modern fillings are designed to look natural and feel comfortable, there is really no reason to delay a restorative dental visit. In fact, the sooner you seek restoration, the quicker you can get back to enjoying your smile again, without discomfort getting in the way.
Can Your Smile Benefit from an Update?
If you think your smile could benefit from dental treatment, schedule a visit with your dentist. To schedule restorative treatment, call Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX, today at (214) 827-8000.