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Oregon City, OR 97045

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Comprehensive Cavity Treatments

Welcome back to another December edition of the Oregon City Family Dentistry blog. We hope you’ve been enjoying some quality time with friends and family this holiday season. And when you get some free time, we hope you’ll schedule your next preventive appointment with your Oregon City dentist.

Just so you know, we also offer excellent restorative dentistry solutions, including comprehensive treatments for cavities. When you have any level of decay unfolding in your mouth, it is always better to address the situation sooner rather than later. It makes sense, right? After all, a dental filling is much more pleasant than a root canal or extraction!

Fighting Off Tooth Decay

Cavities can sneak up on you. When decay begins to eat away your tooth, a small hole will develop. This tiny hole is actually the start of a cavity. Unfortunately, the hole will continue to grow until it gets out of control.

The best way to cleanse your mouth of this decay is to let us restore the cavity and repair the tooth with a dental filling. This is the way dentists have handled cavities for decades. It is a fast and efficient technique. We are happy to report that we can restore cavities in one brief visit to our office.

To put you at ease, we will use local anesthesia before we begin removing the decayed portion of the tooth. We then use fillings to restore and strengthen the tooth. In the end, you will find that it is a painless procedure that can save you some real pain and suffering down the line.

Your Oregon City dentist now gives you multiple options for effectively repairing cavities.

The newer composite resin fillings are great because they can be made to blend in with the natural color of your teeth. Plus, preparing a tooth for a composite resin is much less invasive than preparing for traditional metal fillings.

The primary difference is that the composite resin actually bonds to your tooth. This bond makes it virtually impossible for any more bacteria to get between the filling and your tooth.

That said, Oregon City Family Dentistry continues to offer conventional restorations like amalgam fillings and fillings made of gold.

While these fillings do not look as natural as composite resin fillings, they can last longer in certain circumstances. And they do tend to be slightly less expensive.

It is entirely up to you. Either way, your oral health will be back on track in a flash.

We Can Restore Your Health Quickly

With us, you won’t have to worry about lectures and the like. Our goal is simply to halt the spread of decay and send you on your way with a fresh, clean mouth.

In our Oregon City, OR dental office, we make treating cavities a pain-free and pleasant experience that will get you back on track in no time.

Contact our Oregon City Family Dentistry team today if you’d like to learn more about cavity prevention or schedule your filling procedure.

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