Cavities aren’t fun no matter how young or old the patient is, and it’s even less fun to think about the avenue of treatment available to you. However, thanks to ever-improving technology, dentists are now able to offer cavity treatment that is faster, more effective, and more comfortable than ever before.
Any patient who has a cavity today should be informed that, first and foremost, the best course of action to take is simply acting fast. If you have gotten news from your dentist that you have a cavity, or one is forming, or you have noticed symptoms that may point to a cavity yourself, you should schedule treatment right away.
A cavity is a sign that harmful bacteria have gotten into your mouth and they are beginning to eat through the surface of your tooth. This tooth decay will not simply stop on its own, so once you notice it, you need to contact your dentist sooner rather than later to find a treatment option that fits your schedule.
The approach to cavity treatment will differ slightly depending on the size and severity of the cavity. Its placement will also affect the treatment plan. Generally, cavities located at the front of your mouth in a more easily accessible location will be quicker and easier to treat than those in harder to reach areas. Rest assured, however, that your dentist will find a solution that will work best for you.
Cavities that require some special attention are those located at the very back of your mouth and especially those located between your back teeth. While they may be a bit harder to get to, the methods in place for treating them today are as comfortable as possible, so no need to fear!
If your child has a cavity, visit our office for cavity treatment in Olympia and Tacoma.