Regular Exams Can Lead To Early Cavity Detection

Why does it matter when a cavity is identified and treated? If decay starts to affect a tooth, the damage can continue to spread until it causes an infection, which can become painful. The longer you wait to have the problem taken care of, the more harm your tooth can ultimately experience. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we are prepared to identify a cavity when you come in for a routine appointment. During a dental exam, it is actually possible for us to find a cavity that has not caused you any discomfort. Once it is found, it can be restored with a dental filling so your oral health is no longer at risk.

Why Timing Matters When It Comes To Cavity Detection

A cavity may be hard for you to notice on your own when it first forms. However, as it continues to spread, it can become painful as it does more to harm your tooth. If bacteria enters your pulp, it can start to cause real discomfort. With this in mind, it should be clear why you want to have a cavity addressed as soon as possible. Prompt treatment spares more of your tooth from permanent harm, and also protects you from potential complications.

Scheduling The Appropriate Treatment For Tooth Decay

Thanks to modern imaging tools like intraoral cameras and digital x-rays, our practice can identify when a problem with tooth decay calls for the appropriate treatment. Based on the size of your cavity, we can recommend either the placement of a dental filling, or the fitting of a crown on your tooth. Both restorations are effective at restoring the appearance of your tooth as well as its function. Our dental fillings match the color of teeth, and also bond directly to your enamel. When patients require dental crowns, we use modern technology to have a custom restoration made in one day, which makes advanced cavity care more convenient.

Regular Exams Also Help You Avoid Oral Health Troubles

Regular dental exams are effective for more than just letting our patients know when they have a problem with tooth decay – we also help people avoid oral health troubles. Thorough professional cleanings remove the plaque and tartar buildup that make you vulnerable to decay. At appointments, we can also recommend better oral hygiene habits to help you better protect your teeth.

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry Offers Important Care At Every Regular Exam

At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, we are prepared to help patients avoid potential complications from tooth decay. We can help you by taking care of a cavity before it becomes serious, and affects your daily life. We can also provide important preventive services to keep your smile free of cavities in the future. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659.