Dental cavities

Dental cavities are holes in the tooth that can grow bigger and deeper over time, resulting in the eventual destruction of the entire tooth and its loss.

Unfortunately, many people believe that the only remedy for a tooth cavity is getting rid of the entire tooth. That‘s not true. You can still keep your teeth and use them normally through dental cavities treatment or tooth cavity removal.

What is a cavity?

Dental cavities are usually caused by the buildup of acid plaque, a sticky, slimy substance on the teeth made up of bacteria. This acid-plaque occurs when bacteria feast on sugars present in the mouth.

Effects of a cavity

If you do not seek dental cavities treatment services as soon as possible, cavities can grow in size, weakening the structure of the tooth and eventually resulting in the development of painful abscesses, tooth decay, and even tooth loss.

The cavity could get larger and eventually affect the tooth root if not repaired with a filling. If you catch cavities early, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of tooth loss and pain originating from the tooth by tooth cavity treatment.

Prevention of dental cavities

While TeleDentistry’s dental cavities treatment services are not costly, we believe prevention is better than cure. Here are some things you and your family should do to prevent dental cavities:

  • Reduce your consumption of refined dietary sugars (which can be found in candy, soda, and processed foods).
  • Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacking.
  • Remove dental plaque from the surface of the teeth every day by brushing, flossing, and using antibacterial mouthwashes.
  • Always use fluoride toothpaste.
  • Children should have a dental sealant treatment as soon as their molars erupt. In this procedure, a sealant is applied to the pits and fissures (grooves) of the teeth to create a smooth  surface that is easy to brush.
  • Be vigilant about monitoring your dental health and schedule a dental checkup every six months.

Tooth cavity treatment

If you already have a cavity, the online dentist should be able to spot it when you consult with an online Teledentistry.com dentist and will be able to advise you on the course of action you should take. Once you have had the consultation, we can also help you book an appointment with a local dentist for definitive in-person dental cavities treatment.

Commonly Asked Questions

Dental caries (cavities) is a hole in the tooth that can grow bigger and deeper over time, resulting in the eventual destruction of the entire tooth and leading to its loss.

If you don’t seek tooth cavity removal services, cavities can grow in size, weakening the structure of the tooth and eventually resulting in the development of painful abscesses, tooth decay, and even tooth loss.

Yes. Dental cavities can be treated, but you have to take action before the entire tooth is destroyed.

Our dental cavities treatment services are affordable to everyone. Please check out our pricing page here to book your virtual appointment with Tele Dentistry today.

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