Tooth cavities and tooth fractures are probably the most common reasons for a visit to the dentist. However these cavities are preventable. Sean Corry has years of experience in treating and helping to prevent these common dental problems.
What causes tooth decay?
Two things are necessary to cause breakdown of the dental enamel and result in tooth cavities. Bacteria in plaque and sugar or starch in our diets interact to produce acid which causes enamel to be destroyed. As the tooth enamel is progressively broken down a dental cavity forms.
How can we prevent cavities?
Tooth cavities are preventable. Ways to prevent cavities are:
– Brushing twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste to remove plaque deposits
– Flossing daily, many cavities occur between the teeth
– Maintaining a healthy diet by restricting the intake of sugary foods and drinks
– Regular visits to the dentist and dental hygienist
Tooth cavity symptoms:
In the early stages of tooth cavity formation you may experience no symptoms. At this stage however your dentist at Corry Dental Care can diagnose the early signs of tooth decay and intervene to prevent the cavity getting worse.
As the tooth cavity gets bigger you may often feel symptoms like
– tooth ache
– tooth sensitivity
– pain with hot or cold
– visible holes in the teeth
– pus around the tooth and gums
Treatments at Corry Dental Care for tooth cavities:
Sean Corry at Corry Dental Care provides a variety of general dentistry treatments for tooth cavities. These range from tooth coloured fillings for smaller cavities to dental inlays and onlays or dental crowns for more advanced dental cavities. Large and painful dental cavities often require root canal treatment to settle pain and restore the tooth to full health.
As a family dental practice the team at Corry Dental Care places great emphasis on preventative dentistry. We encourage our patients young and old to attend regularly for dental checkups, hygiene checks and scaling and offer oral hygiene advice and tips for prevention of tooth cavities and gum disease at every opportunity.
To arrange an appointment simply call reception on 028 79 300020 or send us an online enquiry.