Cavity Treatment & Prevention in Surf City, NC
When you were a young child, cavities were the stuff of nightmares. As an adult, it’s okay to admit that they’re still a little scary.
At Surf City Dental, we can take care of all your dental needs at regularly scheduled appointments to keep your mouth healthy and cavity-free. However, if you do end up with a cavity, we can take care of it quickly and easily in our office.
Quick, Safe Cavity Treatment at Surf City Dental
What is a cavity?
A cavity is a small hole that develops in your tooth when acid produced by bacteria eats away at the minerals of your tooth.
What are the signs I might have a cavity?
Though you will not notice symptoms at first, once the tooth has decayed to the point of infection, you may start feeling a sharp pain or sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods or beverages. You may also feel pain when you bite down.
How is it treated?
At Surf City Dental, we will treat most cavities with a filling. This means the dentist will numb your mouth and remove the decayed part of your tooth. Then, the dentist will clean, fill, and polish the tooth to make it look and feel as natural as your other teeth.
Can I avoid cavities entirely?
Cavities can happen to anyone, and nobody is 100% safe from the possibility of developing one. But if you brush twice per day, use mouthwash, chew sugar-free gum (especially after eating sweets), avoid eating sweets too often, and attend your regular dentist appointments, you shouldn’t worry about developing cavities.
Have more questions or think you may have a cavity? Reach out to us online to schedule an appointment, or just drop in and see us so that we may better assist you.We look forward to visits from our patients in Surf City, North Carolina, and those from nearby Topsail Beach, Hampstead, and Wilmington.