Are you someone who has questions about tooth decay, which is also known as a cavity? If so, our dentists, Dr. Tantuco and Dr. Chong, will be happy to help you find the answers you need. Having the answers can help you keep your smile and oral health in tip-top shape. So, to help you, she is happy to provide the answers to these commonly asked questions:
Q: What causes cavities?
A: The major culprit of cavities is dental plaque. Plaque is a white, sticky film that clings to the teeth and threatens them. Typically, plaque can be removed with a top-notch oral hygiene routine, but if it’s not removed regularly, it can start to promote cavity development.
Q: Can cavities get worse?
A: Cavities can most definitely get worse, which is why it’s best to treat them right away. If you ignore the cavity, it could go from damaging the enamel to damaging the inner layers of the tooth. The cavity can also spread to the surrounding teeth.
Q: What treatments are available for cavities?
A: There are many treatments available (like fillings, crowns, root canal treatment and extraction), and each treatment is used at a certain stage of the cavity growth.
For more information and details about cavities in Sandy Springs, Georgia, please feel free to reach out to Vernon Woods Dental Care Associates and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 404-692-7913 and we will be more than happy to help you!