Our Creative Smiles Dental Care dental team cares about you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to take care of tooth decay as soon as possible. If you don’t, there is a chance the decay could spread and completely destroy your tooth, resulting in tooth extraction. So, make sure to visit our office when you first notice the cavity.
When you come for your appointment, there is a chance one of these treatments will be provided:
-Dental filling: A dental filling is a common dental treatment that is used to repair teeth after tooth decay attacked it. During this treatment, Dr. Purvesh Malaviya will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and will fill it with either an amalgam, composite, or gold filling. Your dentist might also use an inlay or onlay. The type of filling used will depend on the tooth’s visibility and prevalence in the smile.
-Pulp capping: Pulp capping is a rare treatment that is used when the decay penetrates the interior structures of the tooth and slightly infects the pulp and nerve. If the pulp and nerve can be saved, your dentist will remove the decay, put a cap over the pulp and nerve, and fill the tooth with a dental filling.
-Root canal: A root canal is needed when the decay penetrated the interior structures of the tooth and completely infected and destroyed the pulp and nerve. The treatment will involve your dentist removing the inner structures of the tooth, filling it with a special material, and then covering the tooth with a dental crown.
If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about tooth decay treatments in Brockton, Massachusetts, please call our office today and schedule an appointment. We’re happy to help you!