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Cavities Specialist

Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill

Family Dentist located in Rocky Hill, CT

Cavities are very common and harmful to your oral health, which makes for a particularly troublesome combination. If you think you might have a cavity, take the first step towards treating it today by scheduling a visit with Edward the dentists at Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill. Booking an appointment is easy: just call the office in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

Cavities Q & A

What is a cavity?

A cavity is a hole in your tooth. Cavities are typically caused by tooth decay, which is a result of plaque staying on the surface of your tooth for too long.

Plaque is a combination of saliva, food, and fluids containing acids and bacteria that eat away at your tooth enamel. The longer that plaque stays in contact with your teeth, the more time it has to eat away at your enamel. Eventually, plaque can penetrate through the enamel and cause a hole in your tooth.

Do I have a cavity?

If you have a cavity, you might experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Spontaneous toothache
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Noticeable hole in your tooth
  • Black, white, or brown staining on your tooth surface
  • Pain when biting down

If you notice any of these symptoms, schedule a visit with Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill immediately. In some cases, cavities don’t present any symptoms until there are complications. If you maintain regular dental exams, your dentist will be able to spot and treat any cavities before they’ve progressed.

How do you treat a cavity?

The providers at Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill treat cavities by administering a dental filling. When you get a filling, your dentist uses a drill, laser, or air abrasion instrument to remove all of the decayed material from your tooth. They clean and sterilize the resulting hole, then seal it with a special filling material, effectively preventing the decay from spreading.

What materials do you use for your fillings?

Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill offers tooth-colored fillings, which are made of strong and durable composite resin. Unlike other filling materials, such as silver amalgam, composite resin blends in with the rest of your smile, giving you a more cosmetically appealing treatment.

Composite fillings are also better for your oral health since they don’t contain any harmful mercury, unlike some silver amalgam fillings.

To learn more about how Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill can treat your cavity and restore your smile, schedule an appointment today by calling the office.