A cavity can be caught and treated before there are complications to worry over. In fact, patients who regularly attend dental exams can count on the early detection and treatment of cavities with dental fillings. While they still experience some permanent damage, the harm to the tooth will be limited thanks to that early detection. If you are not attending regular exams, or if you take an extended break from them, a cavity that forms can worsen gradually and become too severe for a tooth filling. At this point, our Riverside, CA dentist can discuss the steps necessary in order to fully restore the health of your tooth.

A Cavity Can Become A Big Problem For Your Overall Oral Health

As it continues to grow, a cavity will do more and more permanent damage to your enamel. Eventually, the damage can reach a point where your tooth becomes vulnerable to infection from oral bacteria! When this happens, patients can experience trouble with pain and sensitivity, swelling, and face the real risk of losing their tooth!

Arranging Services For Advanced Decay

If your tooth decay is too serious to make treatment with a filling appropriate, we can make plans to restore it with a dental crown. A crown occupies more space, and therefore requires more preparatory work, but it can be relied on to keep a tooth safe. We may be able to use a partial crown instead of a full crown that completely covers the tooth above the gum line. You should know that if your tooth is affected by advanced decay, we may need to restore its health by performing root canal therapy.

Avoid Future Oral Health Complications By Committing To Regular Dental Exams

If you want to stay safe against advanced dental decay, gum disease, and other potential issues, make sure that you stay consistent with regular dental exams! At these visits, you receive feedback about your oral health that will include early warnings about dental decay. We can also provide additional warnings, including updates about the health of your gums, and we can discuss issues with pain or sensitivity that stem from TMJ disorder.

Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist If You Need Treatment For Dental Decay

Our Riverside, CA dentist’s office is ready to help patients affected by tooth decay. If your cavity is already too severe for a dental filling, we can examine it and find the right treatment to fully protect it and prevent further problems! To find out more, or to contact one of our other locations closer to you, please call us at the following:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.