You should do everything that you can to avoid cavities. Even so, statistics say that you will likely need to deal with tooth decay at least once during your life.
In reality, there is about a 1 in 4 chance that you have a cavity now.
Knowing this, you should be prepared to act if you do discover that telltale sign of decay somewhere on your smile. Our team at Parker Nickolas Read Dental is ready to repair your tooth and keep your smile looking its best.
The sooner you seek help, the less invasive your treatment will be. Call (713) 932-0441 to make an appointment at our Houston, TX dental practice.
Prevention Should Be Plan A
Even though most people will get cavities, you should do all that you can to put off decay for as long as possible.
This means you need to make preventive care part of your ongoing self-care routine:
- Brush your teeth twice per day
- Floss between your teeth and gums daily
- Come to see us a few times each year for professional cleanings
While more than 90 percent of people will develop a cavity, you could be in that select group that stays cavity-free for life. Even if you don’t avoid tooth decay completely, your oral health and your smile will be better off if you do everything you can to postpone a cavity.
Stick to a good dental hygiene routine to keep your mouth in good shape.
Take Action as Soon as You Can
If you find that you have a cavity or we notice one during your checkup, you should get ready to repair your tooth right away. The right service will depend on how long your decay be around and how much damage it has caused.
We can treat your tooth with any of these services:
- Tooth Fillings – Modern fillings are made with composite materials that match the color of your teeth. Fillings can end tooth sensitivity and allow you to eat without pain, too.
- Dental Crowns – If a cavity is large, then a filling may not be enough to cover it. In those situations, you will be better off getting a crown to repair your decayed tooth.
- Root Canal – A cavity can lead to a tooth infection if it lingers too long. This can be painful, and if it persists, it could cost you a tooth. By getting a root canal, you remove the infected tissue and preserve your tooth in the process.
If you have concerns about any of these procedures, please let us know. We offer dental sedation to help provide a sense of relaxation and to prevent you from feeling pain during your appointment. Let us help you restore your natural-looking smile.
Don’t Wait for the Sake of Your Smile
Whether you are ready to treat tooth decay or trying to prevent it, you have a good reason to visit our office soon. Keep your teeth healthy. Call your new dentist in Houston, TX at Parker Nickolas Read Dental today at (713) 932-0441 or online.