Cavities

Cavities are tooth decay caused by a build-up of plaque. The most common cause is our lifestyle: what we eat and drink and our oral habits. Still, even the most avid brusher and flosser can experience dental cavities.

It is important to keep up with regular dental visits, as a dentist can diagnose a cavity before you experience symptoms. However, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should make an appointment right away.

Tooth Cavity Symptoms

  • Toothache
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Pain or sensitivity when eating or drinking hot or cold foods and beverages
  • Holes in the teeth
  • Pus around teeth and gums

Treatment for Tooth Cavities

If left untreated, dental caries (tooth cavities) will destroy the roots and nerves of your tooth. The only treatment for a destroyed root is a root canal, so it is important to treat dental cavities early.

A dental filling is the most common form of treatment for a tooth cavity. Fillings are natural looking and provide long-lasting treatment for cavities.

Another option is a dental crown. Dental crowns cover the teeth like a cap. Porcelain dental crowns are extremely natural looking and are cared for the same way as natural teeth.

Schedule a Consultation

If you believe you have a tooth cavity or have not been to a dentist in the last 6 months, call Infinity Dental of Fox Lake or click here to schedule a consultation.