Fillings for Cavity Restoration & Prevention
Causes of Cavities
Sometimes there may be no symptoms or pain when a cavity is discovered. The earlier a cavity is filled the less damage is done to your oral health. Causes of cavities include bacteria, snacking, sugary drinks, and poor oral hygiene.
In addition to dental fillings, there are other types of treatment, like fluoride, crowns, and in severe cases root canals or tooth removal.
A cavity is an area of permanent damage within the hard surface of your teeth. Not cleaning your teeth well enough can lead to cavity symptoms, including:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Sharp pain when eating or drinking something sweet, hot or cold
- Visible holes in a tooth
- Brown, black or white staining on the surface of a tooth
- Pain when biting down
Cavity Prevention with Regular Cleanings
Regular cleanings are the best preventative care; they help you stop cavities from happening or getting worse. If you’re experiencing any of the above signs of a cavity, it is important to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists.
Contact Dousman Family Dentistry for an appointment. We serve patients from Dousman, Delafield, Mukwonago, Hartland, and beyond.