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Oregon City, OR 97045

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Minimally Invasive Treatment For Cavities

Welcome back to another edition of our Oregon oral health blog!

Here at Oregon City Family Dentistry, we offer comprehensive dental solutions aimed at improving the overall health and appearance of your smile.

As such, we are particularly big on preventative care.

We are confident that your visits to our office on Monroe Street every six months for preventative cleanings and exams will go a long way towards keeping your mouth free of disease and decay.

Still, most of us are not lucky enough to go our entire lives without having at least one cavity.

If this should happen to you, our Oregon City dental team is standing by to provide minimally invasive restorative treatments.

In most cases, we can repair your tooth with aesthetic techniques that make it hard to tell that you ever had a cavity in the first place.

Fighting Cavities In Oregon City

No matter how well you take care of your teeth, it can happen to you. And it might take a while to notice.

When decay first takes hold of your tooth, a small hole will develop.

This is the beginning of a cavity and it can be easily contained at this point.

But the hole will continue to grow and eat away at your tooth.

Some people like to ignore such problems and pretend that they will just go away or not get any worse. Unfortunately, that isn’t how it works with cavities. If you don’t do something about it early on, you will eventually require a root canal or possibly an extraction followed by an artificial implant.

Please don’t ever let it come to that.

Fillings Are A Fast Fix

The only way to truly rid your mouth of decay is to let your Oregon City dentist restore the cavity and repair the tooth with a filling. Our team can restore cavities in one quick visit. To make you comfortable, we use local anesthesia and then begin removing the decayed portion of the tooth. We then use fillings to restore and strengthen the tooth.

This is a painless procedure that will save you plenty of pain and expense down the road.

At Oregon City Family Dentistry, patients now have multiple options for effectively repairing cavities.

Composite resin fillings are increasingly popular because they can be made to blend in with the natural color of your teeth.

What’s more, 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.

Additionally, our office 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 more affordable.

Let Us Treat Your Cavities

In our Oregon City, OR dental office, we make treating cavities a quick and comfortable experience that will get you back on the good road.

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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