Most commonly asked question from our patient in our Worcester, MA office is about cavities. Most of dental patients loose their teeth from either dental cavity or gum disease. Simple cavity have a multiple effect on your oral and overall health.
As a trusted family and laser dentist, we will give you information about dental cavity in simple language, so you can understand it easliy and hope, you will not ignore your cavities.
What is Cavity?
Cavity is an infection of the tooth that caused by an acid, that was produced by plaque or bacteria, resulting decay or hole in the tooth. The cavity on the tooth start as a small hole and over the time it become larger and deeper. As a family dentist we will try to educate you how to prevent cavities during your routine oral cancer screening and oral examination visit.
How do we Diagnosed Cavity?
Once your dentist diagnosed the cavity , you need to get it treated as soon as possible. At our Worcester, MA ,office we use latest technology to detect the cavities, so we can catch it small or in early stage. We use modern intraoral camera to show you, your cavities on the computer screen. We also use latest software to scan your x-rays and will show you cavities in between your teeth. This tool motivates our patients to start flossing and take better homecare of their teeth and mouth.
How do we treat Cavity?
We use Waterlase I-plus to treat your cavities. Most of time we treat your cavities without use of dental drill or needle or anesthesia. We remove decay from your tooth with the use of laser and then place a tooth colored filling. If you have a large cavity, we may have to use stronger restoration like porcelain crown or only. If your cavity has reached to the nerve , then you will need root canal treatment to save the tooth.
How to prevent Cavity?
Brush twice a day for 2 minutes. Floss once a day. Use alcohol free mouth wash. Avoid eating sugary food and drinks. Visit your dentist every 6 months. Pleas call or text us at 508-756-5141 to make an appointment at our Worcester, MA office.