The Trouble With Putting Off Cavity Treatment

By putting off a routine dental exam with your dentist, you can leave yourself vulnerable to several concerns. One is that a cavity, which has already formed, will worsen and create more problems for your tooth and overall dental health. Unfortunately, we are not able to stop cavities from growing with brushing and flossing once they form. These habits help you prevent the onset of decay and remove the harmful agents that can cause problems with your smile, but to deal with a cavity you will need your dentist’s help. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office is prepared to restore a tooth with cavity troubles. If necessary, we can even provide root canal therapy and a same-day dental crown to address advanced decay!

Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine Will Not Stop A Cavity That Has Already Formed

The right daily oral hygiene routine will stop you from experiencing problems with tooth decay and gum disease. Unfortunately, after a cavity has formed, your routine will not be able to stop it from growing and doing increasing harm to your enamel. By putting off a visit to your dentist’s office, you leave that cavity more time to grow and damage surrounding tissues. Eventually, you can start to experience a worrying degree of pain or sensitivity from an infection!

Arranging Treatment For Tooth Decay At Our Practice

At your visit, your dentist will closely examine your tooth to see what kind of restorative procedure you require. For smaller cavities, we can place dental fillings to address the damage to your tooth structure. When you regularly attend dental checkups, your dentist can actually catch smaller cavities before they start to cause you active worries about your oral health. This prompt care minimizes damage to your enamel and limits the kind of treatment you need. Unfortunately, if a cavity has grown so severe that your tooth is now infected, we will have to provide root canal therapy and a dental crown to fully treat it.

Need Help With A Severe Cavity? Our Same-Day Crowns Can Shorten Your Treatment Time

Because we provide same-day dental crowns to our patients, we can actually shorten the amount of time needed to restore a tooth when more than a filling is required. The CEREC technology in our office gives us all that we need to digitally measure teeth, design custom restorations, and produce ceramic crowns with a milling machine. These crowns are capable of providing permanent support for teeth while also restoring the way they look.

Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist To Schedule Cavity Treatment

Our dental office in Rochester, MN is ready to help you deal with dental decay! If you have concerns about a possible cavity, or if you need to schedule general care to make sure that your smile is safe from harm, please call Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry at (507) 281-3659.