Gain a New Outlook on Your Dental Care
If you’re experiencing your very first cavity or your fifth, it’s natural to be a little uncertain about having it treated. It might surprise you to know that the treatment for cavities is often very simple and virtually pain-free. Dr. Konopka makes you feel right at ease by being very gentle and explaining each step of the procedure as she is treating you.
What Causes Tooth Decay?
Under the right conditions your mouth can become the perfect place for harmful bacteria to flourish, eventually causing a cavity. The best way to protect your healthy teeth from future tooth decay is to thoroughly brush and floss them each day. During your checkups, we can show you areas that may need a little more attention, as well as how to keep them clean. Plus, when you see us for your routine checkups, we will thoroughly assess your smile for areas of demineralization of tooth enamel that can be addressed BEFORE a filling is needed.
You Deserve Options
To protect your tooth and stop the cavity from becoming more extensive, Dr. Konopka often recommends tooth-colored fillings. Depending on the size and location of the cavity, she may suggest other options such as a crown. All options are presented to you so you can make an educated decision about your treatment.
Restore Your Smile’s Function and Health
Left untreated, a little cavity can rapidly progress into an abscessed tooth. We recommend seeing us every six months so we can screen for cavities at their very earliest stages. Call us today for more information.