When it comes to the preservation of oral health, general dentistry services such as dental exams and cleanings are of vital importance. Still, even with professional dental care, patients shouldn’t expect their smiles to be perfect. It is completely normal for some oral health problems to develop, and Dr. Timothy Messer and his dental staff promise to offer effective restorative care whenever these complications are found. One of the most common oral health problems is dental cavities. Although minor when they first develop, untreated dental cavities can cause significant damage, so early treatment is key to restoring the strength and health of the affected tooth. Dr. Messer offers treatment for cavities at his Memphis practice. These treatments allow him to rebuild tooth structure and protect tooth health.
A dental cavity is a term that is used to describe minor cases of decay that have caused holes to form in the outer layer of the tooth, or the enamel. These small holes are not visible to the naked eye and very rarely cause any severe side effects. However, what these holes do is weaken the tooth and leave a pathway that enables bacteria to reach the center of the tooth. If bacteria enter the pulp of the tooth, an infection is likely to develop. Cavity treatments restore damaged tooth enamel and also block out harmful bacteria in order to preserve the health of the inner tooth. This is why early treatment is so important.
There are several treatment options for dental cavities. Each of these treatments cleanses the tooth of bacteria, plaque, and tartar, replaces damaged tooth enamel, and seals off the tooth to protect it from more severe decay. While the goal of each of these treatments is the same, they do differ slightly. It is important to evaluate the severity of tooth decay in order to determine which treatment is most appropriate. Below are cavity treatment options that may be considered:
A dental cavity does not have to compromise the health of your smile. Dr. Timothy Messer offers an array of restorative dentistry treatments to repair all types of tooth decay. Contact us to learn more about the cavity treatment options offered at our dental practice. We look forward to hearing from you.
I have been to several dentists in the Memphis Area and I have finally found THE ONE!! Dr. Messer is the best dentist I have ever been to. I have complete confidence in any procedure that he performs and I can't imagine ever going to any other dentist.