Nothing is worse than hearing the phrase ‘we need to extract that tooth.’ At times it can feel like we do everything we can to keep our teeth healthy and strong, and while restorations such as dentures, bridges, and implants certainly help repair our grins, nothing is quite the same as a natural smile. Fortunately, attending dental visits and seeking the help of a trained professional can serve wonders, even preventing decay from spreading before it is too late. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX dentist takes a look at stopping decay from progressing early by filling your cavities with a composite resin.
To Prevent Decay
It is no surprise that dental decay is the biggest threat to anyone’s oral health. After all, it affects millions of adults every year in some form or another. While it may begin as something as harmless as a minor cavity, lack of treatment can cause it to get out of hand fast.
You see, decay occurs when harmful oral bacteria feed off of the food particles and sugars from meals we consume, causing them to secrete harmful acid that actively breaks down our teeth. In its earliest stages, decay begins as a small hole or weakened area in a tooth known as a cavity.
Over time, this cavity will get larger and larger, affecting the internal pulp and nerves of your teeth. At this stage you will begin to experience sharp pains, sensitivity, and even difficulty in function. Soon enough, your entire structure is compromised and your only option is extraction. With proper care, however, this issue can be nipped in the bud early on.
Typically, your dentist will identify any signs or indication of a cavity during your routine dental examination, which makes attending those visits so important. From here, we will discuss your next best steps and when to schedule your filling treatment.
When you come in our office for your dental filling, your procedure will consist of gently but thoroughly cleaning the infected portions of tooth and removing them, then filling the open hole with a shade-matched composite dental resin. Once this resin has been shaped to satisfaction, it is then cured and hardened. For more information about this process, reach out to our team today.
Preserving Your Teeth
The last thig you – or your dentist, for that matter – want is to remove a natural tooth. After all, adult structures will not grow back. Because of this, it is imperative that quality care is used in order to keep your natural smile happy, healthy, and strong.
Learn More Today
Contact The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600 today to learn more about the importance of restorative dentistry or schedule your appointment with our team today.