At some point in life, it is possible you could get a cavity, or maybe you have already experienced a few. If you worry about your dentist finding a cavity during your next examination, we understand. Sometimes, it is frustrating to find out you need a filling or even a root canal
. Dr. Mark Moskowitz is a dentist in Saratoga Springs, NY
who stresses the importance of those regular dental exams. Avoiding the dentist may cause the early stages of tooth decay to go unnoticed. Here are some reasons why patients should not skip out on early treatment options of tooth decay or their regularly scheduled dental examination.
Cavity Prevention Options
If Dr. Moskowitz spots a potential problem that could lead to a cavity during your regular exam, the good news is there are now some treatments to help prevent decay. In the earliest stages of decay, dentists can recommend toothpaste and oral rinse products that help repair and restore the enamel.
Once the decay gets deep enough, a filling may be needed. The process for filling a cavity in today’s modern dentist office is fast and simple, and for most patients, pain-free. We use filling materials that match the natural color of your teeth, so there is no noticeable sign of your dental work.
More Intense Treatments
Unfortunately, some patients wait a little too long to get treatment for a cavity, and this may mean a more intense treatment if the decay reaches the root. Dr. Moskowitz can save your tooth if this happens with a root canal treatment.
Infections or Tooth Loss
There are some patients who ignore tooth decay signs for many months or years. This could have a serious impact on your oral health and lead to a painful and dangerous infection, such as an abscessed tooth, or tooth loss.
It pays off to seek treatment for a potential cavity as soon you can. Call our office today to get started on a regular routine of periodic dental exams to prevent problems with serious tooth decay.
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