Subtle Treatments For Cavities
- December 11, 2015
Subtle Treatments For Cavities
Welcome back to the gentle Dental Care blog!
As your Plainville, CT dentist, we have a suggestion for a New Year’s resolution. Why not resolve to make 2016 a cavity-free year? That may be easier said than done, but it is still a worthy goal. And it is one that we can help you with.
If you are a regular patient here, your professional teeth cleanings every 3-6 months will go a long way towards keeping your mouth free of disease and decay.
Plus, our attentive dental exams will allow us to stay on top of whatever is going on at any given time in your mouth. And if necessary, we can employ early intervention techniques for any concerns that are detected. Usually when our preventive care transitions into restorative dentistry, cavities are the culprit.
Containing Cavities In Plainville, CT
Here’s how it works:
You take in sugar. It’s hard not to with the modern food supply!
This sugar feeds the bacteria that causes tooth decay. That decay begins to gain a foothold in your tooth, and a small hole will develop.
This hole is the start of a cavity. And left to its own devices, this hole will continue to grow and eat away at your tooth. In the end the decay can become so out of control that may need to have a root canal or have the affected tooth extracted and replaced. You definitely don’t want to go down that road.
Fillings Can Fix You Fast
Fortunately, if you are coming to Gentle Dental Care on a regular basis, we will be able to detect the emergence of decay and stop it before it goes too far. Treat the problem with dental fillings will prevent the worst from happening. This is because fillings work to fill the hole, protecting it from further decay.
For as long as anyone can remember dentists have used fillings full of silver amalgam, which is a paste composed of mercury along with a few other metals.
They were effective at preserving the tooth. But they bothered people with metal allergies and they never looked particularly good in your mouth. That’s why, nowadays, in our Plainville, CT dental office, we can offer a better kind of filling.
Mercury-Free For Me
You will be happy to know that at Gentle Dental Care, we rely on mercury-free fillings instead of the conventional method. These are made of a composite resin that allows us to match it to your own tooth-color, preventing anyone from knowing that you’ve had cavities. No metallic scarlet letters! Beyond that, there are other advantages of composite resin fillings.
These require minimal removal of healthy tooth structure when the process starts. What’s more, they are made from a very strong material, so they are built to last, restoring natural functioning to your teeth for years to come.
Sounds like a real improvement, right?
Gentle Dental Care Makes It Easy
We hope that you can make the it through the new year cavity-free. But if that doesn’t work out, we will make treating your cavities a discreet and effective experience.
Our sedation dentistry options will also ensure that your procedure is a pain-free and comfortable experience.
Contact our Gentle Dental team today if you’d like to learn more about cavity prevention or schedule your tooth-colored fillings procedure in Plainville, CT.